Tandem Events, organisers of Europe’s leading game developer conference Develop:Brighton, today announced the first set of speakers to deliver sessions this July.
Speakers from Creative Assembly, Frontier Developments, BBC Studios, Wargaming, Sony London Studio and Unity Technologies help make up the initial announcement of 31 sessions, representing a quarter of the programme, with more to be announced at a later date.
Highlights from the sessions announced include:
Enhancing Your game's AI using Unity Machine Learning Agents
Alessia Nigretti, Unity Technologies
This session focuses on the implementation of Unity Machine Learning Agents API – No prior knowledge is required.
Developing New Story Telling Formats
Bradley Crooks, BBC Studios
Bradley will be talking about how new technology channels, and particularly VR, are opening up opportunities for content makers to develop new formats for storytelling.
In Plain English: How to Create and Scale Your Mobile Free-to-Play Game
David Amor, Mag Interactive
This session focuses on David’s journey moving from console studios to mobile F2P games, including best practice for current and future games.
Cryptocurrency in Gaming: Today and Tomorrow
Alex Amsel, Fig
This session focuses on the growth of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and how developers can use this new phenomenon for their next game project.
World of Tanks: Mixed Reality for R&D, Marketing & PR
Matt Daly, Wargaming
Find out how Wargaming (World of Tanks Online Game) uses mixed reality for research, development, marketing and PR
Rami & Mike One on One
Rami Ismail, Vlambeer and Mike Bithell, Mike Bithell Games
This intimate fireside chat will let them discuss their experiences over the last few years, tell you what pit falls to avoid and discuss what they think about the future.
A full list of speakers can be found at https://www.developconference.com/whats-on/2018-speakers.
Develop:Brighton is a three-day conference and expo taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July 2018.
Registration is now live for Develop:Brighton, with delegates able to save as much as £325 on a three-day Super Early Bird pass bought on or before 25 April at www.developconference.com.
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