CMP Game Group, organizers of the Game Developers Conference and GDC Mobile, as well as parent group of Gamasutra and its sister mobile site GamesOnDeck
has announced the first Mobile Games Seminar to be held September 27-28, 2007 at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown.
The seminar is to offer attendees the knowledge and tools crucial to shortening mobile game development cycles through lectures and tutorials on programming, production, art, design and audio. The seminar is to also explore a variety of business options, including alternative distribution and merchandising models.
Speaker submissions are now being accepted through June 8 on topics covering:
- New approaches to solving technical issues on different platforms and SDKs, including: J2ME, BREW, Flash Lite, Windows Mobile and N-Gage;
- The complexities of production pipelines, porting, testing and certification;
- Techniques to enable enhanced graphic APIs and audio;
- Success stories on self-publishing for mobile games and the pros and cons of licensed content
Attendees will also be able to meet and network with industry professionals ranging from programmers, producers and designers from leading game companies and independent studios to senior executives from carriers, handset manufacturers, technology companies and platform providers.
The Mobile Games Seminar Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders, including:
- Matthew Bellows, GM, Floodgate Entertainment
- Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
- Guido Henkel, CEO, G3 Studios
- Mark Ollila, Director of Technology and Strategy, Games, Multimedia,
- John Szeder, Co-founder, Mofactor
- Stephen Wilkinson, CSSD Graphics Software Technical Lead, Texas
For more information about the Mobile Games Seminar, including details on each track and the topics for which the advisory board is seeking speaker submissions, visit www.mobilegamesseminar.com
"The Mobile Games Seminar was created to address the technical, artistic and operational challenges facing our industry," said Matthew Bellows, General Manager of Floodgate Entertainment, and member of the Mobile Games Seminar Advisory Board. "From engineers to executives, I believe everyone who attends the seminar will find approaches and resources to help them with their most vexing mobile game issues."