devcom 2019 presents further top-class speakers. Today eight additional speakers have been announced for this year’s edition of the gamescom game developer event. They will join the previously revealed developers, which include Noah Falstein, Catharina Bohler, David Fox and Ryūichi Nishizawa. devcom is taking place in Cologne/Germany from August 18th to 19th.
devcom 2019 speakers Christina Pana, Adam Olsson, Simon Koudriavtsev, Jason Hickey, Dustin Brown, Christina Seelye, Whitney Clayton and Jehanne Rousseau will be part of the speaker roster
Three developers from Ubisoft Massive are joining the ranks of renowned speakers at this years’ devcom: Creative Director Christian Pana will explain how the experience gained throughout Tom Clancy’s The Division’s 3-year lifespan helped to create and release a polished and highly acclaimed sequel. Adam Olsson, Ubisoft Massive’s Lead Environment Artist, will speak about how the team treated Washington D.C. in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 not only as a game world but a character. His colleague, Audio Director Simon Koudriavtsev, joins the Atmos track to talk about gun- and spatial-sound design in the game.
Jason Hickey, Lead Environment Artist at Insomniac Games, will deliver his speech on how the studio created Spiderman’s Manhattan and filled it with life. His colleague, Character Artist Dustin Brown, will join him and talk about the studio’s technical approach towards the creation of Spiderman’s character models, suits, and surfaces.
Christina Seelye will also be part of the developer conference on August 18thand 19th in Cologne. The CEO of Maximum Games is going to explain, what a modern publisher’s service profile looks like and what today’s publishers look for in a new game.
They are joined by Compulsion Games’ Art Director Whitney Clayton, another top speaker, who is looking forward to sharing her insights into the art creation process of We Happy Few. The question of „Game Design or Storytelling – What Comes First?“ will be tackled by Spiders’ CEO Jehanne Rousseau (Greedfall).
An overview of all confirmed speakers of devcom 2019 so far can be found on the official
Tickets for devcom 2019 are available via the official website: https://www.devcom.global/#tickets.
About devcom 2019
devcom is the official gamescom developer event since 2017 and with more than 2,500 attendees in 2018 Europe’s annual ‚must attend‘ developers conference taking place from 18-19 August 2019, paving the way for gamescom, the world’s biggest video games exhibition.
Join us for the exclusive devcom Networking Dinner on Saturday evening, have a hot cup of coffee and tasty snacks on the showfloor, check out numerous business and indie exhibitors showcasing their services and games, witness the brandnew “devcom Ellie Awards” – Europe’s first ‘Persons of the year award’ –, and attend our open-air devcom Sunset Party and devcom Developer Night. On top, devcom offers you and your team turnkey ready HR booths to scout for new talents, secluded rooms to organize your own individual press conference, as well as an excellent matchmaking app to plan your meeting schedule.
devcom 2019 features:
- a Saturday evening Networking dinner: dine and connect with the faces of the games industry
- an expo area: showcase and promote your services and tools to game developers
- a two-day conference program – share and learn with experts and yours peers
- an indie area: discover and play the next indie game hit
- a business area: meet and network with decision makers
- an HR area: promote and recruit new talents
- a PR Conference Room: schedule your personal conference and present your games to the press
- the “Ellie – person of the year” award show – uncover and reward the people behind the screen
- as well as 2 parties: the devcom Sunset Party on Sunday evening and the big devcom Developer Night on Monday evening – mingle and celebrate with us!
devcom is organized by
devcom GmbH a subsidiary of game – the German Games Industry Association, co-organiser of gamescom
Luxemburger Straße 79-83
Press contact & media partnerships:
Dieter Marchsreiter – Thomas Hübner – Alexandra Krienke
Tel: +49 (0) 89 519 199 42
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Here hundreds of thousands of visitors from hundreds of countries celebrate the latest games on-site in Cologne as well as millions of fans worldwide via the digital channels. With the business area, the entertainment area, the developer conference devcom, the gamescom congress and the gamescom city festival, gamescom covers the entire diversity of the games culture. In 2019, gamescom opens its doors to all interested trade visitors on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 and to the private visitors on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. gamescom is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and game – the Association for the German Games Industry e.V.
About game – the German Games Industry Association
We are the association of the German games industry. Our members include developers, publishers and many other games industry actors such as e-sports companies, institutions and service providers. As the co-organiser of gamescom, we are responsible for the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. We are an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, and answer questions relating to market development, games culture and media literacy. Our mission is to make Germany the leading location for game development.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, dmexco, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.
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