Quantic Dream's David Cage to discuss The Dark Sorceror at GDC Europe 2013

GDC Europe 2013  organizers have announced new talks for the August event, including Quantic Dream's David Cage ( Beyond: Two Souls) on their virtual actor capturing techniques for next-gen, Ubisoft on User Experience development methods, and Nevosoft on tapping into the burgeoning German mobile market.

These sessions will be part of the  Production  and  Visual Arts  tracks and the  Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit , accessible to  VIP and All Access Pass holders  for GDC Europe 2013. The event will take place Monday through Wednesday, August 19th-21st at the Cologne Congress-Centrum Ost in Cologne, Germany -- just ahead of (and co-located with) the massive 275,000 person  Gamescom event .

Multiple award-winning  Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream CEO David Cage will cover the visual arts techniques from his latest two projects in  ' The Dark Sorcerer and  Beyond: Shooting, Directing and Filming Virtual Actors.' These techniques will cover everything needed for using virtual actors ( Beyond's William Dafoe pictured) in next-gen titles, and will be demonstrated with exclusive footage from  The Dark Sorcerer.

Julia Lebedeva, business development director of English and Russian casual games publisher Nevosoft, will uncover the value in the emerging  'Russian Mobile Game Market: Not Easy but Worth It.'  Her talk will cover the market's volume and peculiarities, tips for breaking into it, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Lastly,  Settlers 7 lead level designer and games lab manager at Ubisoft Blue Byte Jochen Peketz will offer user experience design techniques for each stage of creation in  'Developing Better Games by Optimizing the User Experience.'  He believes a well designed user experience is what makes a game sell well, and in this session he will demonstrate different techniques devs can use to build a better UX, including heuristics, paper prototyping, card sorting, user tests, eye tracking and diary studies.

More talks will be revealed throughout the weeks leading up to GDC Europe in August. The  schedule builder is live  with a near-complete list of talks now available.

Early bird registration for GDC Europe 2013  lasts only until July 18, with discounts up to 20% off admission. Group admission discounts are also available. For all the latest news on GDC Europe, subscribe for updates via  Facebook Twitter , or  RSS .

The original announcement is here:  http://www.gdceurope.com/news/2013/07/david-cage-to-discuss-the-dark.html

 


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