Tandem events has just announced its first round of speakers for Games:Edu, which will run alongside Develop Conference
Speaking at the event will be Chris Satchell, general manager of Microsoft's game development group, Matt Southern from Evolution (developer of MotorStorm
), Nick Burton from Rare (the folk behind Viva Pinata
and Diddy Kong Racing
), Mike Gamble from Instinct Technologies and Jason Avent of Disney Interactive Studios. Epic has also been confirmed, but details of who we should expect are yet to be announced.
Games:Edu focuses how the games industry needs to go about training new talent. Andy Sithers of Microsoft Academic Alliance, which will be supporting the event, seemed pretty chuffed. He said:
“GAMES:EDU is an excellent opportunity for academics and games developers to begin a conversation which will help keep the UK as a growing centre of excellence in the gaming industry to ensure graduates have the right skills and knowledge to enter into the industry and contribute to that success.”
The new speakers join an already impressive Develop Conference line-up that includes Lionhead's Peter Molyneux and Media Molecule, the company behind Sony's PlayStation 3 'saver' LittleBigPlanet
Games:edu is on July 24th. Pixel-Lab, an agency that works towards development of the games industry, joins Tandem in coordinating the event. For more information you can visit gamesedu.co.uk.