Just How Long Should Games Be?

With more and more games competing for our limited free time, it’s increasingly important to consider “What is the ‘right’ length for a video game?” 20 minutes? 8 hours? Should they ever end at all? This panel draws from the makers of games of a variety of lengths to discuss what makes a ‘complete’ play experience, what challenges short vs. long games present for developers, and how they choose to spend time in their own personal gaming habits.


Jonas Hüsges [Business Development, Daedalic], Britt Brady [Developer, Doinksoft], Mike Bilder [CEO, Jackbox Games], Margaret Krohn [Community Marketing Lead, Intrepid Studios], Michael Futter [Author, The GameDev Business Handbook, *]