Germany, here we come: GDC Europe and gamescom 2012
With two of the major events in Europe for the summer – GDC Europe and gamescom - just a few days away, we had a look over some of the sessions and came up with a list of interesting ones for those of you who are attending. We will also be there for both shows, so send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to arrange a meeting.
Epic’s talk will explain how the PowerVR architecture leverages its unique tile-based deferred rendering characteristics to bring console-like capabilities to the mobile market. We’ve known Niklas Smedberg for a long time, as he is a well-respected game developer that will surely bring in a big audience.
“Attendees will also be introduced to the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) suite for Android”. GPA for Android should work with the Orange San Diego that integrates our PowerVR Series5 GPU IP.
We’ve been in contact with Sean over the years. He is working with developers to help them write games for the Blackberry OS. One of the most prominent RIM device is the Playbook (which features a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 SoC with our PowerVR SGX540 GPU) so it is definitely worth checking out.
Philipp from Intel is giving a presentation on how he has helped a developer go from reasonable performance to something great in time for release by leveraging Intel’s tools.
Havok’s talk on their Vision engine. Based on the demos they’ve shown before at GDC San Franisco, mobile might be a big part of this talk especially since they’ve recently moved into the embedded space.
Madfinger are one of our key Unity AAA developers, so they will be able to give a unique insight into how the engine can be leveraged. This session surely deserves a look.
Not very technical, but an interesting talk from Fishlabs about their highly successful Galaxy on Fire 2 outing which quickly became one of the top grossing games across all continents. It should reveal how word of mouth and freemium can boost sales among users.
WebGL is becoming important for more and more of our partners so this one is also worth attending. Make sure to check out some interesting demos here and some blog posts on the topic beforehand, so you come prepared for Michael Dailly’s voodoo.
You can browse through the whole list of sessions here. Also, the organizers have put together a lineup of top sessions which you might be interested in and written a blog post on some of the talks about smartphone and tablets games.
gamescom is also shaping up to be one of the best trade fair events for the summer. Major game companies have already been promoting their presence with new product launches poised to happen during the conference. We look forward to meeting some of the world’s greatest including Blizzard Entertainment, Capcom, Electronic Arts and KONAMI which have always been sure hits if you’re looking for entertainment.
Blizzard will present “World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria” and “Starcraft – Heart of the Swarm” while Electronic Arts is bringing along its new football games, “FIFA 13″ and “Football Manager 13″, “Crysis 3″, “Medal of Honor – Warfighter”, “Need for Speed – Most Wanted”, “Sim City” and “Star Wars: “The Old Republic”. Also, we should see previews of “Resident Evil 6″, “Lost Planet 3″ and “Devil May Cry” from Capcom while KONAMI, in addition to “PES 2013″ and “Metal Gear Rising”, will give games fans the ride of their lifetime with “Revengeance” and “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate”.