“THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH” KEYNOTE AWAITS DEVELOP CONFERENCE DELEGATES

David Braben, founder and chairman of Frontier Developments - the award-winning studio behind the recently unveiled Kinect Disneyland Adventures - will present the Design Track keynote at the Develop Conference, which takes place 19-21 July in Brighton. His presentation will be at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 20 July.

Braben’s keynote - Making Disneyland - will cover Frontier’s development of the newly announced Kinect Disneyland Adventures. He will discuss the design, practical and technical challenges involved creating a large, open-world Kinect game that spans a faithful re-creation of the American icon that is the Disneyland park and a number of fantasy worlds based on some of the world’s most beloved stories and characters.

“You don’t get a better opportunity than this to work with a wide range of rich characters and stories that are genuinely loved by huge numbers of people the world over. It has been a great experience which I’m looking forward to discussing in Brighton in July,” he said.

Braben joins a host of other well-respected speakers from all sectors of the development community, with this year’s conference boasting over 90 sessions.

Other Design Sessions include:

Share in the Community: LittleBigPlanet + X million players

James FairBairn, Media Molecule

Innovation– A State of Mind

Nick Baynes, Roundcube Entertainment

Turning Ink into Brink

Edward Stern, Splash Damage

Kinect and the Future of Gaming and Entertainment– A Rare Perspective

Nick Burton, Rare

Being Different: 5 Innovation Techniques

Mark Green, Sony Computer Entertainment

Why Great Games Don’t Always Sell

Gareth Wilson, Sumo Digital

Level Design in Crysis 2 Multiplayer: How We Did it and What We Learnt

John Nash, Blitz Games Studios

Conference passes can be purchased online at: www.developconference.com

Notes to editors:

David Braben Bio: As Chairman of the award-winning Cambridge based studio, Frontier Developments Ltd. David Braben is recognised worldwide as one of the leading innovators in videogame development technology and design. The studio recently announced 'Kinect Disneyland Adventures' for Xbox 360 and is working on a number of other exciting projects, which all utilise the studio's sophisticated in-house tool chain.  David is particularly well-known for co-writing the seminal game Elite, the first true 3D game.  As a passionate and active supporter of education David is also a founder member of the innovative, non-profit venture Raspberry Pi.

About the Develop Conference:

The sixth Develop Conference will take place at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton, UK, from 19 - 21 July 2011. It attracts around 1300 game developers from over 20 different territories and has become firmly established as the leading conference in Europe for games developers. Delegates can apply for conference passes at: www.developconference.com.

Delegates can purchase one, two and three day passes to Develop priced at£330,£565 and£680 respectively. Early bird rates are£275,£450 and£525. Audio track passes are£280 (£225 early bird).

Indie Dev Day passes are£75 (£50 early bird).

Evolve focuses on how to develop games for new and emerging platforms, new technologies and new markets like social and casual gaming. It opens on Tuesday 19 July then continues with individual sessions within the main conference programme on Wednesday 20 July, which are cross-discipline and have a more general appeal. 

Indie Dev Day the new day-long conference and networking event running alongside Develop is designed for established independent studios, new start-ups, wannabe indies, freelance developers and students. The sessions will complement the brand new Indie Dev Showcase: a dedicated area within the Develop Expo (20 - 21 July) featuring some of the exciting and new indie projects currently under development.

Games:Edu is a one-day conference taking place on Wednesday 20 July alongside Develop, which brings together the UK's foremost educators from across all disciplines to connect directly with developers and games producers, to exchange ideas and perspectives.

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 Develop and Evolve in Brighton, Evolve in London, Develop in Liverpool, Games:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads.

www.tandemevents.co.uk  


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