February 17, 2009

Game Developers Conference Reveals Keynote Speakers

San Francisco, Calif. – The Game Developers Conference revealed that Hideo Kojima and Satoru Iwata will both be providing keynote addresses at the upcoming event, as well as announced the the finalists for the Game Developers Choice Awards. New sessions on the ups and downs of working with physics for Little Big Planet, as well as lessons learned from the decline of Flagship Studios.
In newly announced sessions, developers of Mirror’s Edge will reveal the secrets of creating an authentic first-person perspective, Media Molecule will discuss the challenges of developing a game centered around creative gaming, and speakers from Disney Interactive, Activision, and others will talk about how to deal with the business of gaming in an increasingly volatile economic and technological environment.

Meggan Scavio, event director for the GDC, has confirmed sessions covering Dead Space, Little Big Planet, and the decline of the late Flagship Studios.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and president and CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata will extol their unconventional insights into game development in their keynote addresses, while the prestigious Game Developers Choice Awards honor the very best games released over the past year with the lists of nominees for this year’s ceremony.

The GDC Team and the advisory board is on a constant hunt for new and interesting content and sessions from the most experienced developers in the world. From managing a video game company in a volatile and changing economic and technological environment, to giving player a true first-person experience, to the ups and downs and developing one of the year’s biggest (little) games, each session will impart a unique lesson to participants.

For a full list of finalists for the Game Developers Choice Awards, check out http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/winners/index.htm#nom. Did your favorite game make the list?

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