Organizers of the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) revealed the full line-up of speakers and sessions planned for this year’s event April 25-26 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with exploring this year's core topic of “content > platforms,” game industry professionals from around the country will give a variety of speeches and lead panels about various game development-related topics..
Highlights from the ECGC 2012 program include tracks for academics, artists, programmers, game designers, business, serious games developers, social and mobile developers and the Unreal University academic initiative sponsored by Epic Games.
Speakers include Anne McLaughlin & Jason Allaire, NCSU; Michael Youngblood, Game Intelligence Group, UNC-Charlotte; Tim Johnson, Epic Games; Kris Dell, Autodesk; Penka Kouneva, Hollywood composer (Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands; Gears of War); Patrick Roeder, Digital Roar Studios; Jim Van Verth, Insomniac Games; Dan Amerson, Activate 3D; Chad Carter, GlobalCove Technologies; Chris Hazard, Hazardous Software; Alan Wilson, Tripwire interactive; Lew Pulsipher, Pulsipher Games; an all-star panel of games journalists from IGN, Kotaku, The Escapist, Polygon and Gamasutra; Dustin Clingman, ZeeGeeGames; Phaedra Boinodiris, IBM; Steve Reid, Red Storm Entertainment; Ethan Levy, BioWare; Daniel Plant & Missy Farrell, Disney-Playdom; and Tim Horan, fiveonenine games.
This year’s ECGC will also feature the Career Lounge, which includes roundtable discussions with local industry experts and the opportunity for aspiring developers and artists to have their work critiqued by people from Zenimax Online, GREE International and EA Sports.
For information on registering for this year's event, visit www.ecgconf.com.