Game Developers eXchange
Reading this in 2009? Note that our conference is in Savannah this year on April 16-17. See more details at our site.
Now, back to last year’s post…
On April 10-11, we have a big conference here at SCAD – the Game Developers eXchange. It has a great line up, and if you’re in Atlanta, please come out!
The press release-ish material:
GDX brings together the gaming community, educators and students with game development experts who share their behind-the-scenes knowledge of the game industry. Participants choose from a variety of sessions in which professionals share what goes into the creation of games. For more information, visit the GDX Web site.
This year’s conference will spotlight alternative gaming and emerging modes of design, production and distribution.
Eric Zimmerman, game designer, educator, entrepreneur and co-founder of Gamelab, will be the keynote speaker at GDX 2008. Gamelab creates and self-publishes innovative single-player and multiplayer games that are distributed online, on mobile phones and through retail, including the hit downloadable games “Diner Dash” and “Miss Management.”
Zimmerman’s keynote address, “Going Indie: An Independent Game Developer’s Survival Guide,” draws from 14 years of experience to share the highs and lows of being an “indie” in the game industry. From cash flow to company culture, he will cover the tangibles and intangibles of what it takes to survive. Along the way, he’ll address bigger questions, such as what’s wrong with the game industry today, why other forms of pop culture seem to have more independent creators, and what might be in store for the future of independent games.
More than 20 industry experts will be on hand to share their expertise and behind-the-scenes knowledge. Among this year’s list of distinguished guests: Greg Costikyan, Chris Crawford, Linda Currie, Matt Dominianni, Elan Lee, Tracy Fullerton… and a whole bunch more.