Kojima going to GO3

Develop can reveal that Australian developer conference GO3 has scored another big-name speaker, this time enticing Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima to head over to Perth.
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As noted previously on Developmag.com, GO3 is designed as the Australasian version of events like GDC and the consumer-facing parts of the London Games Festival, taking place from March 30th to April 1st.

The show features a raft of games events for both the development sector and consumers, including an expo, developers' conference and LAN parties.

The industry-only conference, which runs on March 30th and 31st, has already attracted a number of luminaries from the US and Japanese development sector, including Grasshopper's Goichi Suda, Q's Tetsuya Mizuguchi and notables from LucasArts, Epic and Midway. Pandemic, Nana-On Sha and Epic are also involved.

Last week, the organizers of GO3 announced that early bird registration deadlines for the even had been extended to February 15th and has added a special rate for students.

More information can be found at the official site.


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