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Above: Caryl Shaw of Telltale Games

Image Credit: Caryl Shaw

When it comes to free-to-play games, Caryl Shaw has been there, done that. And the veteran game developer said she has had enough for now.

Shaw, who formerly worked on free-to-play titles for several game companies, plans to give a talk entitled, “Reclaiming My Soul: Why I Quit Making F2P Social Games” at the Game Developers Conference Next conference in Los Angeles in November. In an interview with GamesBeat, she said she’ll talk about her career shift from traditional games to mobile free-to-play social games and then back to her current position as an executive producer making high-quality titles at developer Telltale Games.

It’s not clear yet how much of a tell-all her half-hour talk will be as Shaw said she hasn’t written it yet. But her abstract is clear that she began questioning the ethical decisions ...


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