informa
2 min read
article

Nintendo President To Keynote Game Developers Conference

Organizers of the 19th annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), to be held in San Francisco from March 7th-11th, have confirmed that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will ...
Organizers of the 19th annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), to be held in San Francisco from March 7th-11th, have confirmed that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will give a rare keynote speech at the event. The talk is entitled “The Heart of a Gamer”, and in it, Iwata will apparently assess where the games business stands today, predict how it will develop over the next several years and the manner in which it will help decide future Nintendo hardware and software development. Iwata, now Nintendo's top executive, but with game credits that include the classic character Kirby, as well as the popular Earthbound and Super Smash Brothers series, will also discuss the strategic thinking behind the development of the Nintendo DS - touching on how designing games based on understanding gamers' emotional reactions to interactive gameplay will play a major role in Nintendo's future plans. The keynote page on the Game Developers Conference website also notes that Iwata will discuss how these 'emotional reactions' "will also play a major role in the nature of Nintendo's next console, code-named Revolution." The keynote speech is scheduled for Thursday March 10, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Grand Ballroom of Moscone West. Further information can be found at the GDC 2005 website. [The conference is organized by CMP Media – the owners of this site and publishers of Game Developer Magazine.]

Latest Jobs

Studio Pixanoh LLC

Los Angeles, California
05.20.22
Combat Designer

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California or Vancouver, BC
05.20.22
AI Engineer

Question

Remote
05.20.22
Lead Level Designer (South Park)

Remedy Entertainment

Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
05.23.22
Rigging Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more