Quo Vadis – The developers’ conference: First Speakers Confirmed and Call for Participation Extended

Berlin / Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, 20 January 2014: The first confirmed speakers at this year’s Quo Vadis conference are Chris Taylor (Wargaming.net), Guido Henkel (G3 Studios) and Don Daglow. At the same time, the Call for Participation has been extended until January 26. Proposals for workshops, discussion rounds and presentations can be submitted on www.qvconf.com/callforparticipation. Quo Vadis is the centerpiece of the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014. Tickets for the developers’ conference, which takes place in Berlin from 8 to 10 April 2014, are available through www.die-entwicklerkonferenz.de/en/tickets.

Chris Taylor is the creator of such real-time strategy and role-playing favorites as “Total Annihilation” and “Dungeon Siege”. In 2013, Taylor’s company Gas Powered Games was taken over by free-to-play giant, Wargaming.net. Guido Henkel is a game designer and fantasy author who has enjoyed great success with role-playing games in the popular “The Dark Eye” universe. His latest endeavor saw him using Kickstarter to raise money for a new role-playing project. As lead developer, Don Daglow has been a driving force in various game projects including “Neverwinter Nights” and “Stronghold”. Outspoken and opinionated, Daglow is a welcome guest at game developer conferences.

Quo Vadis organizer, Stephan Reichart: “With Chris Taylor, Guido Henkel and Don Daglow, we are happy to announce the inclusion of the first industry heavyweights in the Quo Vadis event schedule. All three have been involved in many gaming classics and remain at the forefront of game development trends to this day. The extension of our Call for Participation gives other game developers and experts an opportunity to share the stage with these games industry legends.”

Quo Vadis is one of the top three European games industry conventions. As Europe’s longest-standing professional game developers’ conference, Quo Vadis focuses in depth on all aspects of video game development and marketing, and addresses developers, publishers, decision-makers, researchers and young talents in the industry.

Presented by Aruba Events GmbH, Quo Vadis is the centerpiece of the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014. The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK was initiated and is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH. The annual gathering draws German and international game developers, publishers, investors and media industry representatives. Apart from the “Quo Vadis” conference, the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014 also features “Making Games Talents”, the “A MAZE. Festival”, the “Gamefest” at the Computer Game Museum and many other activities.

More details about Quo Vadis are provided on www.qvconf.com.

About Quo Vadis – create.game.business

Held annually since 2003, Quo Vadis is Europe’s longest-standing game developers’ conference. The event moved to Berlin in 2007, and was attended by more than 2,000 visitors in 2013. Quo Vadis has firmly established itself as Germany’s biggest conference for all games industry-related themes and is one of the industry’s top three conventions in Europe. Featuring a broad range of panel discussions, presentations and workshops, the developer-focused conference provides an insight into industry trends and is the centerpiece of the concurrently held INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN. Quo Vadis is organized by Aruba Events GmbH. Learn more about Quo Vadis on www.qvconf.com.

About the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014

The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014 is a leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development and culture. More than six individual events over six days offer a plethora of information on the topic of games. Participants include German and international game developers, publishers, investors and gamers as well as representatives of public institutions and the media industry. In 2013, more than 6,000 visitors came to the Games Capital of Berlin-Brandenburg. The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014 follows in the footsteps of the DGT – Deutsche Gamestage – an event initiated by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in Berlin in 2007.

The umbrella brand of the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN 2014 from 8-13 April includes the following events:

• Opening Summit: the official opening event, April 8

• Matchmaking Dinner: VIP gala event, April 8

• Quo Vadis. Create.Game.Business: games business and development conference, April 8-10

• A MAZE. / Berlin: Independent video games festival, April 9-11

• Gamefest at the Computerspielemuseum: (Computer Games Museum)

• Making Games Talents: recruitment event, April 12

The events are funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The INTERNATIONAL GAMES

WEEK BERLIN 2014 is hosted and coordinated by Booster Space.

Event Partners: Aruba Events, A MAZE., Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur, IDG Media, Computerspielemuseum, BIU, G.A.M.E., media.net berlinbrandenburg, Projekt Zukunft Berlin. More information is provided on www.gamesweekberlin.com.

 


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