FREE TO PLAY TO TAKE ON AAA CONSOLE GAMES

InnoGames’ chief marketing office Volker Dressel will argue that free to play games are on the cusp of giving AAA console games a run for their money at the F2P Summit in London on 28 March.

During his presentation, Dressel will discuss emerging cross-platform technologies, along with the pros and cons of this surging trend for game developers and publishers, such as fragmentation of platforms and working with the multitude of technology providers.

“Cross-platform gaming changes the face of free-to-play in several ways, and is positioned to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the trend. Not only can people now access the same live game through basically anything with a screen, and play with anyone around the world, but no download is required and graphic quality is reaching a point to give AAA console titles a run for their money,” he commented.

The Early Bird rate for passes for the F2P Summit ends in just two days – Wednesday 14 March 2012 – saving delegates £100. F2P Summit is the UK’s first ever conference dedicated to F2P games development. Early Bird prices are just £195 for a full day event plus networking drinks. Registration is open now at: http://www.f2p-summit.com/.

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About F2P-Summit

The F2P-Summit is a new one day conference and networking event taking place at RichMix in Shoreditch, London on Wednesday 28 March 2012. The F2P Summit is a unique event that explores all aspects of F2P and freemium from the developer’s point of view. There will be 8 sessions, 2 keynote presentations, a networking lunch and drinks in the bar afterwards. Passes cost £195 before 14 March 2012. www.f2p-summit.com

About Tandem Events

Tandem Events has over 25 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, including Develop in Liverpool, Evolve in London, Develop in Brighton, Evolve in Brighton, GAMES:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads. www.tandemevents.co.uk

About Volker Dressel: Volker Dressel is the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Hamburg-based online gaming company  InnoGames. In this role, the 49-year-old is accountable for marketing and public relations for the company. Dressel has extensive experience in the gaming industry, having been Director of Marketing and Communications at Gamigo, a German MMOG publisher, between 2009 and 2011. Most recently, he worked as an external consultant for various gaming companies.

About InnoGames: With more than 70 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world's leading developers and providers of online games. The Hamburg-based company has scored major successes with games such as Tribal Wars, The West and Grepolis.

Since the beginning of the year, InnoGames has expanded the company's management continuously. In the spring, previous EA Executive Vice President Gerhard Florin joined as Chairman. Armin Busen, from ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, also was added this past year as Chief Financial Officer of the company. To complete the management team are founders Michael Zillmer and Hendrik and Eike Klindworth.  


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