The inaugural W.A.S.D. has come and gone, but it continues to live on in our hearts – and also on our YouTube channel, where we’re uploading all the great talks that took place on the PCGamesN stage at London’s Tobacco Dock earlier this month. In this one, GAMINGbible’s video editor Mourad El-Dine Abdou and journalist and Snapchat editor Imogen Donovan discuss how they’re pushing games media forward with social and short-form video.
Naturally, we’re big fans of the good old written word here at PCGamesN, but social media has exploded with new ways to talk about games and reach an audience. GAMINGbible has pioneered the path forward for games media on platforms like TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram, amassing millions of followers eager to see the next post.
It’s not as simple as being active on each social media platform, the editors explain in their talk. Different social media platforms have their own formats and idiosyncrasies, and it’s important to understand how each of them works if you want to maximise your impact and reach.
Here’s the discussion in full:
For more from W.A.S.D., check out this talk from several industry veterans on the future of games development, or enjoy this chat with several BAFTA award-winning indie developers about what makes their games stand out.