DDM Network

In addition to one-on-one client/agent relationships, DDM also utilizes its internal “DDM Network” to help facilitate meaningful relationships between developers. DDM’s client network provides opportunities for executive level cross-learning and information sharing, tools experience, outsourcing opportunities, and the possibility of co-developed projects.

Executive Summit

Established in 2009, the DDM Executive Summit is a unique, intimate forum designed for executives from leading independent developers to network and learn from one another and distinguished guests over a weekend of roundtable sessions. Each summit tackles timely topics pertinent to running a development studio, such as:

  • State of the gaming industry
  • Team organization and staffing
  • Legal insight on running a development studio
  • Best practices for free-to-play monetization
  • Expert advice to maximize studio and game press promotion
  • Transmedia IP creation and benefits


Notable speakers from past summits include:

  • Bryan Besser, Co-Founder and Partner, Verve Talent & Literary Agency
  • Rob Carroll, Chief Mobile Officer at 5th Planet Games
  • Mike Dornbrook, (former) VP Operations, Harmonix Music Systems
  • Fred Fierst, Partner, Fierst, Kane & Bloomberg
  • Zack Karlsson, (former) Senior Director of Business Development, NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc.
  • Mark Long, (former) Co-CEO, Zombie Studios
  • Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice-President of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Capcom Entertainment
  • Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer at VentureBeat
  • Alison Tong, Senior Business Development Manager, Strategy & Investment, Tencent Game