Today, GDC China
organizers announced that outspoken industry veteran and BioWare Mythic senior creative director Paul Barnett will host a keynote for the show's Online Game Development and Business track
Barnett's keynote, dubbed "Global Reach and Local Limits - Paul's Personal Truths about Online Game Development," will examine now online play has affected game design, focusing particularly on geographic proximity, how culture matters, and "lessons from the old British Empire."
Barnett's experience working with online games extends back to the 1990s, when he helped create the AOL-based MUD Legends of Terris
. He later moved to Mythic Entertainment (which eventually became BioWare Mythic) to help design EA's hardcore MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
In addition to Barnett's keynote, GDC China would like to point out that the Early Registration deadline for the show is roughly 24 hours away. Register for the show by October 19, 2011 to receive special discounts on the various GDC China pass options
GDC China will take place in just a few weeks, from November 12-14 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, so make sure to register
Over the last few weeks, GDC China has unveiled other exciting talks from some of the industry's top professionals, including talks from Canabalt's Adam Saltsman and mobile developer Booyah
, sessions from Square Enix and Kabam
, in-depth looks at Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump
, and much more.
For more details on the current lineup for the show, please check out GDC China's official website
Those interested in registering for the show can go to GDC China's official registration page to start the process
and gain access to the numerous talks, tutorials, and events the show will have to offer. Keep an eye out for even more news as the show draws closer, as GDC China organizers have even more exciting announcements planned for the coming weeks.
For more information on GDC China as the event takes shape, please visit the official GDC China website
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