GPDC addresses the issues that developers need to face up to and the opportunities that they should seize in an industry full of unprecedented change.

Kezos invites you to Games Development & Production Conference (GDPC) on 8th and 9th October 2003, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool. GDPC will debate the key issues and opportunities for developers in the current shape-shifting market of hybrid platforms, converged media, consolidation, branding and globalisation. Also under discussion is understanding the global business of games; understanding where the opportunities for games development are now, identifying niche areas and taking control of the client relationship through controlling the routes of development.

The cost is STG£73 + VAT for both days.

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Day 1: Exploring key areas with the industry’s most respected thinkers

Seamus Blackley, CEO at CEG Games outlines the issues.

Zeno Colaco, VP Publisher and Developer Relations, SCEE and Mark Craddock, Strategy Manager EMEA, Xbox Live will address the platform issues and opportunities.

Ivan Davies of Warthog, Mike Gamble of THQ and Kevin Holloway of Kuju Entertainment will explore the areas where developers can carve out opportunity for themselves: finding niches, building franchises, developing games for current not future opportunities and presenting a global ‘brand’ through product and a global studio presence

Jason Kingsley of Rebellion; Eric Hobbs of Bluebeck and Fred Hasson of Tiga will take part in a final debate identifying the reality from the hype (eg “In 5 Years the UK Development Sector will be Dead”) based on the facts presented throughout the day.
Expert Clinics – where the experts address your key issues of funding; investor-ready grooming; claiming back tax credits; contracts

Day 2: Identification of projects using converged media that require games, workshops and ‘Games Show-down’ final

Peter Cowley, Director of Interactive Media, Endemol, Ted Evans, Executive Director of Interactive Programming, Flextech and Tim Harrison, Head of Mobile Content, Vodafone will discuss the issues and opportunities for games in converged applications across TV and mobile.

Interactive TV with Stuart Nolan of Needlework TV
Games for Nokia’s N-Gage with Jari Saarhelo of the N-Gage Game Development Tools Team at Nokia
Overview of Renderware Tools and Introduction to Tao Intent Media Platform

Show-down -old hands and young turks together debate who and what is the best game… who did things best …. how things have changed… truly generational! Jason Kingsley, Philip Oliver, Dino Dini, John Chasey, Marcus Potter and Jeremy Longley will battle it out along with input from the audience.

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