Jason Della Rocca is the co-founder of Executions Labs, a hands-on early-stage investor focused on independent game developers. Jason was formerly a gaming industry consultant focused on business and cluster development, and he worked with game studios and organizations throughout the world.
Before that, he served as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for nearly nine years, and received the inaugural Ambassador Award at the Game Developers Conference to honour his industry-building efforts.
- August 22, 2017
- Posted in: Business Practices
Many game developers are afflicted by what Jason Della Rocca calls the “Field of Dreams Syndrome”. This is also known as the “build it and they will come” fallacy. Given the young average age of many budding game developers, the reference to Kevin Costner’s great baseball movie of the late ‘80s usually results in blank... Read More »
- November 14, 2016
- Posted in: Industry Transformations
Can indie game developers be entrepreneurs with commercial intents and do meaningful and innovative work? “Absolutely!” says Jason Della Rocca, cofounder of Execution Labs, who looks back at the growth of independent game studios in Canada. As I write these words, I am sitting in Casablanca having just witnessed a truly emotional moment where a... Read More »