15 November 2012: Tandem Events has announced the line-up of sessions for the Evolve Conference in London on 11 December 2012. The conference is a showcase for new games technology and emerging platforms and brings together leading innovative thinkers from the worlds of development, mobile, and social media.

This year, new speakers include Rob Stevens from Microsoft Soho Productions on smart TV, Aj Grand-Scrutton of Dlala Studios who will be recounting the pitfalls and lucky breaks that come when you set up your own development company, and keynote presenter Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus3D and a global leader in virtual reality hardware.

They will join experienced Evolve speakers such as mobile game guru Stuart Dredge and nDreams’ F2P convert Patrick O’Luanaigh.

The conference will take place on 11 December at the DeVere WestOne, Portland Place, London W1, and starts at 10.30am.

Conference speakers and sessions

Keynote - Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming: Palmer Luckey, founder, Oculus3D

How virtual reality is finally set to push games to the next level.

Starting your own Indie Studio: Aj Grand-Scrutton, Chief Creative Officer, Dlala Studios

The rollercoaster ride that comes with setting up on your own, especially when you decide to launch your first game on Windows 8.

Good vs. Evil: Making Money From Free to Play Without Selling Your Soul: Patrick O’Luanaigh, nDreams

Techniques for delivering strong revenues whilst being fair to your player base. Build a community who love your games and will come back next time.

Kickstarter: Industry Game Changer or Flash in the Pan?

Join in a lively discussion with Develop Magazine's editor Will Freeman as he chairs a panel discussion on the best and worst part of crowd sourcing and using Kickstarter. The panellists will include games writer, journalist and broadcaster Naomi Alderman, and Thomas Bidaux, of ICO Partners.

The Kids are Alright (for apps): Stuart Dredge, Freelance Journalist (Guardian, Sunday Times, The Appside)

How kids interact with touchscreen programs and  the implications for future development.

The 3 Ghosts of Game Funding: Past, Present, and Future: Adam Martin, Red Glasses

How business models and funding for games have changed in the last  few years and will continue to change in the future.

Interactive Linear TV is Part of Our Future: Rob Stevens, Microsoft Soho Productions

The Increasing opportunities to create an interactive television show  as smart TV devices become more widely available.

Immediately prior to Evolve,  delegates can also attend Edge Presents: Changing the Game, a special event organised jointly between Tandem Events and Future PLC and featuring two sessions debating the future of games development. Further details can be found on www.edge-online.com/edgepresents.

To register for the Evolve Conference, visit www.evolveconference.com.

About Evolve in London:

Evolve in London is a day-long conference focusing on how to develop games for new platforms, new technologies and new markets. It will help game developers tackle the issues arising from emerging platforms and digital marketplaces, connected gaming, user-generated content, and the crossover between games and Internet services. The first Evolve in London took place in December 2010, following its huge popularity running alongside Develop in Brighton.

To register for Evolve in London, please visit  www.evolveconference.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 and Evolve in Brighton, Evolve in London, Develop in Liverpool, GamesDevMasterClasses, Games:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads. www.tandemevents.co.uk 


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