SIGGRAPH 2009 expanded its programming focus this year to showcase more Games content than ever before. The Games programming will include a Keynote presentation by famed video game designer, Will Wright, creator of Spore and The Sims series. Will Wright’s presentation will take place today, Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom.
Will Wright rose to prominence when he invented SimCity, the widely acclaimed, non-violent, open-ended simulation
video game. Since its release 20 years ago, he has expanded his simulation
realm with the introduction of The Sims
series and several other follow-ups, including SimEarth: The Living Planet, and SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony. In all, the franchise has sold
more than 58 million games and was the best-selling PC game for five
consecutive years. In 2008, Wright unveiled his latest achievement: Spore, an Internet-based game that
allows users to create a species of creatures and share their evolutions with
other players interactively worldwide.