The devcom website has been updated with a preliminary list of speakers and sessions. This allows us to present a sneak peek at the conference program while the last details are being finalized. Beyond the renowned speakers from companies such as Blizzard, Blue Hole, Bohemia Interactive, Ubisoft, Unity and Epic Games that have been announced so far, members of Remedy Entertainment, Team17 and Github will provide additional insight.
A selection of highlight talks:
Aside from the keynote delivered by Tim Sweeney (Epic Games), additional talks by high-ranking representatives of companies like Oculus, Playsnak and Unity will continue to delve into the subject of VR/AR. One notable session in this segment is the talk Pushing boundaries of VR / AR in the automotive industry by David Kuri and Florian Uhde (Volkswagen), who will examine the topic outside of the normal game development context.
Technical talks and lectures on game development topics form the backbone of devcom, whether focused on indie games or AAA projects. Ville Ruusutie of Remedy (Alan Wake) will tackle the trendy topic of Motion Matching, Miriam Popescu of Limbic will speak about Designing AI for flaregames’ Hit Game Zombie Gunship Survival, and Taylor Blau of Github will provide hints on the practical use of Unity with Github: Using Unity with GitHub and Git LFS.
Mobile Games: Mobile is one of the core topics of devcom. Christopher Kassulke’s (HandyGames) visionary talk „What is the next hot shit? How can you predict the future and what is the advantage to be an early mover in games?“ is one of the highlights in this segment.
Business: In his talk Gattaca – Building a 60 People Game Developer in Germany, Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games will speak about the growth potential and risks as a developer in Germany. Kevin Carthew of Team17 will share the success story of their 2014 game The Escapists in his talk The Escapists: From unknown indie to mobile no. 1.
Marketing: A variety of talks in this segment will deal with new forms of marketing, from influencer relations to performance marketing. In his lecture The business of influencer marketing Brian Dodge, founder of Spartan Elite Advertising, will lay out the essentials of the business.