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More keynote speakers announced

Jason VandenBerghe and Ethan Evans will be at the developer conference prior to gamescom.

Cologne, Germany – May 8th, 2018 – Two additional keynote speakers have been announced for devcom 2018 today. Jason VandenBerghe (design director at ArenaNet, former creative director at Ubisoft Montréal) and Ethan Evans (SVP Twitch Prime, Trade & Developer Success at Amazon) will be part of the developer conference which takes place on August 19th and 20th in Cologne. They will be joined by Garry Schyman (game composer, e.g. Bioshock series).

As design director at ArenaNet and former creative director at Ubisoft Montréal (e.g. For Honor), Jason VandenBerghe is an absolute game design expert. In his keynote, he will offer an exciting peek behind-the-scenes of AAA projects and will feature what to expect when working with leading publishers.

Ethan Evans, SVP of Twitch Prime who is in charge of trade and developer success at Amazon, will cover all questions around the successful streaming platform in his keynote ”Twitch: Money, reach, and new communities for your game”.

Another highlight will be Garry Schyman’s Q&A-Workshop. The talented composer is responsible for soundtracks of games like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor or Dante’s Inferno. He was honored with the award “Best Original Music” by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for his Bioshock Infinite soundtrack.

An overview of all confirmed speakers of devcom 2018 so far can be found on the official homepage: https://www.devcom.global/speakers/

Experts, who would like to submit their own talk, workshop or session, can join the call for papers via the following link: https://devcom.global/call-for-papers. The organisers are looking forward to proposals around this year’s focus topics, artificial intelligence and fun in games as well as those around: Game Design, Business, Production, Legal, Sound, Art Design and Management.

CMG Conferences has also announced a discount promotion from May 7th to May 20th today. Everyone who orders a student-, conference- or business pass in this time frame, will receive a 30 percent discount. The ticket shop can be found here: https://devcom.global/order

By | 2018-05-17T13:00:04+02:00 May 17th, 2018|Press Release|

Call for papers open until June 15th – submit your topic!

We would like to invite you, as industry experts and insiders, to submit your ideas, topics and other suggestions to be considered for devcom 2018. Join our speaker line-up including industry veterans Peter Molyneux, Siobhan Reddy, and Richard Garriott.

Introduce us to your ideas about talks, panels, case studies, or presentations. This year, the focus will be on Artificial Intelligence and Fun in Games. Other topics may include but are not limited to Game Design, Business, Production, Legal, Sound, Art Design, or Management.

Submit your speech proposal
By | 2018-05-16T11:51:41+02:00 March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

devcom 2018: Legendary speakers announced

Peter Molyneux, Siobhan Reddy and Richard Garriott feature at the developer conference taking place prior to gamescom 2018.

Cologne, Germany – March 8th, 2018 – The first speakers of the developer conference devcom on August 19th and 20th in Cologne have been announced: The cornerstone of the line-up is set by industry stars Peter Molyneux, Siobhan Reddy and Richard Garriott. In addition, devcom launches its call for papers. Game developers can submit their speech proposals on the main subjects Artificial Intelligence and Fun in Games as well as on classic topics such as Game Design, Business, Production, Legal, Sound, Art Design and Management. Finally yet importantly, the ticket shop opened today. Anyone who is quick and buys their ticket until March 25th can save a lot: Until then, there is a 50% discount on Student-, Conference-, and Business-Passes.

An overview of the ticket categories:

Peter Molyneux (@pmolyneux) will hold one of the event’s keynotes. With his talk titled “Classic Post Mortem: Fable“, Molyneux will take visitors down memory lane featuring many learnings and anecdotes. Outside of Fable, this Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) hall of fame member is also known for penning Populous, as well as Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White and more. Another highlight is Siobhan Reddy’s (@siobhanreddy) session. The co-founder of Media Molecule is well connected, responsible for the LittleBigPlanet series and is currently working on the exciting project Dreams, due for release later this year. One more AIAS hall of fame member completes the trio: Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott), game development pioneer, Ultima creator and space traveller by trade, will also talk at the conference in advance of the world’s biggest gaming event.

To extend this fantastic line-up, Aruba Events, a subsidiary of Computec Media Group (CMG), has issued the call for papers today. Game developers from all over the world can submit their own speech proposals in order to join Peter Molyneux, Siobhan Reddy and Richard Garriot at devcom in August. Among classic topics like Game Design, Business, Production, Legal, Sound, Art Design and Management, this year’s main subjects are Artificial Intelligence and Fun in Games. More details can be found here: https://devcom.global/call-for-papers

Everyone who wants to secure their participation in devcom 2018 as a visitor can do so in the ticket shop which opened today. A registration before March 25th is especially worthwhile, since the organizers grant a onetime Early Bird 50% discount on Student-, Conference-, and Business-Passes. Anyone who wants to secure the cheapest ticket price for devcom, has to strike now. The ticket shop can be found here: https://devcom.global/order

More details about the schedule of devcom 2018 will be announced shortly.

By | 2018-03-13T16:47:40+01:00 March 13th, 2018|Press Release, Uncategorized|