The GC Developers conference has announced the first speakers for this year's event, with Factor 5's Julian Eggebrecht topping the bill as keynote speaker.
GCDC takes place at the Leipziger Messe from August 20th to 22nd.
Along with the keynote from Eggebrecht, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux will be in attendance providing a retrospective of his studio's games.
"This year's conference line-up is looking to be our best yet, with many more high-profile industry speakers being confirmed and a truly international group coming together from more than 20 countries," said Frank Sliwka, project director of GCDC.
"Our goals of growing the conference and expanding the lectures and roundtables to incorporate speakers with differing perspectives and insights are on track and we look to deliver an exciting and informative program this year."
Other speakers confirmed so far are: Jason Manley, Massive Black (USA), Christopher Schmitz, 10Tacle Studios (Germany), Jennifer MacLean, Comcast Interactive Media (USA), Dr. Michael Wimmer, The University of Vienna (Austria), Alexander Fernández, Streamline Studios (The Netherlands), Cindy Armstrong, Webzen (USA), Amir Taaki, Crystalspace (Finland), Jeff Strain, ArenaNet (USA), Vlad Ihora, Telia Sonora (Sweden), Barbara Lippe, Avaloop IT Solutions (The Netherlands), Pamela Kato The GamerX (USA), Uwe Nikl, Level 3 (United Kingdom), Matt Firor, Ultra Mega Games (USA) and Konstantin Ewald, Osborne Clarke (Germany).