The organizers of the 5th Annual Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe) have announced that the final date to take advantage of early-rate pricing for the Game Developers Conference Europe is Wednesday, August 3rd.
The conference, due to take place between August 30th and September 1st at London's Le Meridien Hotel, includes keynotes from SCEE's executive vice president of development Phil Harrison, Katamari Damacy
creator Keita Takahashi, and Microsoft's Chris Satchell, as well as a host of other content
both technical and business-related, and pricing options
for the conference show a significant increase after the August 3rd 'early bird' deadline.
Some highlights in addition to the initially revealed
Phil Harrison and Keita Takahashi keynotes include a postmortem lecture
for PSP launch title Wipeout Pure
from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Dave Burrows, a studio heads panel
with Jason Della Rocca (Program Director, IGDA) overseeing a panel including Andrew Oliver (Chief Technical Officer, Blitz Games), Christopher Kingsley (CTO, Rebellion), as well as Team17's John Dennis and Swordfish Studios' Julian Widdows, plus Naughty Dog creative director E. Daniel Arey reprising "Designing the AAA Title : Letters from the Trenches
", a survey of top creative game minds, and "Project Gotham Racing 3
: Shifting Development to the Next Generation" from Chris Pickford and Gareth Wilson of Bizarre Creations.
[GDC Europe is presented by the CMP Game Group, organizers of the Game Developers Conference and Serious Games Summit, and publishers of Game Developer Magazine and Gamasutra.com.]