At the Macquarie University 3 Day event ‘GAME”, which starts on Thursday, the ‘Future of Games’ panel will be joined by industry veterans Ed Fong and Martin Slater.
Fong is the Managing Director of Ubisoft Australia and New Zealand, as well as the chairman of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA). He has been a major part of the local industry for over 17 years, and his credits include Atari / Infogrames and GT Interactive Software.
Slater has had extensive experience on development teams, including a role as the lead programmer on Bioshock, being one of the founders of The Creative Assembly in Brisbane (now SEGA Studios Australia), and working as the Studio Head of 2K Australia overseeing Bioshock 2 and X-Com.
The ‘Future of Games’ Panel is a part of day two of the GAME 3 Day Event, which is entitled ‘Theorycraft’. The panel will put Fong and Slater on stage with Dr Mark Finn (Swinburn University of Technology), Dr Michael Hitchens (Macquarie University) and Dr Larissa Hjorth (RMIT).
The five will be discussing in detail such topics as changing business models (to accomodate DLC, service-based industry changes, pre-order incentives etc), streaming games technologies, augmented reality, location based gaming (GPS technology), motion-sensing controls and just what all these new and varied technologies will mean for the future of the industry and the medium.
For a full program, list of speakers and events and ticket prices, visit the GAME official web site.
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