I have been a software developer for thirty years, twenty of those in the games industry. My principal focus has been on data driven AI systems and I have used these techniques to drive AI across a wide set of games and platforms. I am particularly interested in interactive and procedurally generated narrative and have recently moved to Fusebox Games where we are focused on delivering high quality interactive stories to a very engaged but poorly served audience of consumers that largely do not self-identify as gamers.
Our goal is to deliver a constant stream of high quality interactive stories to the mass market, concentrating on themes with wide appeal rather than genre specific niche audiences. To do this we have to build a frictionless content pipeline that allows our writers to put stories in the hands of our customers as rapidly as possible.
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Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
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