Develop in Liverpool organiser Tandem Events unveiled the latest additions to the speaker line-up for this year’s conference, which takes place on Thursday 25 November 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool.
Newly confirmed speakers include AMA Studios, Honeyslug, Orange, Microsoft Xbox and Colorod. The conference programme also boasts speakers from Traveller’s Tales, Blitz Games Studios, Codemasters, Bizarre Creations, Disney Black Rock and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
With only one week to go until the Early Bird Rate ends on 27 October, and five weeks to go until the conference opens its doors, the programme promises delegates a broad range of high quality sessions which offer expert insight and practical take-away knowledge for developers of all disciplines and all levels of experience.
Sessions just announced:
Designing for Kinect - The Lessons from Fighters Uncaged
Pascal Luban, AMA Studios
Fighters Uncaged is the first true combat game released for Kinect. This presentation will cover both opportunities and challenges discovered by AMA during the development.
Hohokum: The First 3 Years
Ricky Haggett, Honeyslug and Richard Hogg, Independent Artist and Illustrator
Ricky and Richard will describe the process of alternating short bursts of work with long periods of reflection, and demo the 2010 version of Hohokum alongside the many prototypes.
Developing a Games Culture in the Business World
Ashraf Hegab, Orange
A post-mortem breakdown of one of Orange’s recent mobile gaming projects - Lambi Islands. What worked, what didn't work? And, how relevant Orange thinks Games can be in the Business world.
User-Generated Content and Social Networking on Xbox LIVE
Ben Board, Microsoft Xbox
This talk will discuss how user-generated content, and social network integration should be approached when developing Xbox titles.
A Brief Walk Through the State of the Art Technologies and Tools Today
Lee Sandberg, Colorod
A look at what’s new out there to help your artists deliver on time, minimize the risks and produce a great player experience.
Other confirmed sessions:
Opening Keynote: Seeing is Believing: 3D a New Creative Medium for Games
Mick Hocking, Senior Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Building the Magic: Fun with Licensors
Arthur Parsons, Lead Designer, Traveller’s Tales
Kinect: A Whole New Business
Philip Oliver, CEO, Blitz Games Studios
Innovation in the Fast Lane: A Driving Game Designer Mash-up
Charnjit Bansi, Bizarre Creations and Nick Baynes, Disney Black Rock
Putting Formula 1 back into Pole Position
Paul Jeal, Senior Producer F1 2010 and Stephen Hood, Chief Games Designer, F1 2010, Codemasters
Develop in Liverpool is designed to meet the demands of the thriving game community based in the north of England, with three streams and multiple networking sessions including a post event drinks reception.
Notes to editors:
About the Develop Conference:
The fifth Develop in Brighton Conference took place in July 2010. It attracted around 1300 game developers from over 30 different territories and has become firmly established as the leading conference for European games developers.
The sister event to Brighton - Develop in Liverpool will take place in Liverpool on Thursday 25 November 2010. Early Bird Discount ends 27 October. Delegates can apply for conference passes at:
About Tandem Events:
Tandem Events has over 20 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, including Evolve in London on 8 December 2010, Develop in Brighton, Develop in Liverpool, Evolve in Brighton, GAMES:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads.
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