Indie Game Dev Microtalks

by Dev Jana and Martin Grider | at Minnebar spring 2020 (canceled)

Now a MinneBar institution, Indie Game Dev Microtalks looks to come back in 2020 with even MORE from a parade of all star local Game Developers than in previous years. Each will take the mic for 6 minutes to present their experiences and learnings as Independent Game Developers in the Twin Cities.

Recent years have seen a boom in local indie game launches, but we're always looking include projects in all phases of development. Stay tuned for more as we announce speakers and topics!


Dev Jana

By day, Dev is a Director of Instruction: Full Stack Development at Prime Digital Academy, Adjunct Game Professor at Augsburg University, Treasurer for International Game Developers Association, Twin Cities, and President of Code and Noises at DevNAri LLC whose first release Newt One is available on XBox One, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Steam.

Favorite Games: Arkanoid, Rocket League, Mario Series (specifically SMB & 64), Journey, X Wing, The Legend of Zelda, Dark Sun: Shattered Lands, Doom II, Red Dead Redemption, Tetris, The Last of Us

Martin Grider

Martin Grider is an independent game designer and developer who also specializes in native iOS development. He releases games periodically as Abstract Puzzle, and also writes about game development on his blog at