Confirmed: Dave Perry Onboard for Develop's Evolve

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Confirmed: Dave Perry Onboard for Develop's Evolve
The speaker line-up for Evolve, the one day conference preceding Develop in Brighton, has been confirmed.

On the games front David Perry (Acclaim Games), Kristian Segerstrale (Playfish), Dave Thomas (Denki) and Martyn Brown (Team17) are all on the list, as are 'internet gurus' Limvirak Chea (Google) and Chris Thorpe (MySpace) as well as 'key mobile player' Mark Ollila (Nokia).

Evolve, in Tandem's words, "focuses on games development for new platforms – including mobile, iPhone and XBLA – new technologies and new markets like social and casual gaming."

The full programme for the day looks like this:

• KEYNOTE: Resetting the Game
David Perry, Creative Director of Acclaim Games

• KEYNOTE: The Long Tail and Games: How digital distribution changes everything. Maybe.
David Edery, Independent Consultant

• MOBILE KEYNOTE: Moving Games to a New Beat: The Development of Nokia’s Dance Fabulous
Mark Ollila, Nokia

• Infectious: How Viral Games Capture an Audience of Millions
Jeff Coghlan, Matmi

• A Game is a Game is a Game
Dave Thomas, Denki

• Whose quiz is it, anyway?: Bringing user-generated content to the Buzz! franchise
Dan Croucher and Caspar Field, Relentless Software

• Panel: Is Digital Distribution Truly the Saviour of the PC Game?
Dorian Bloch, Chart Track/GfK

• How Today's Social Networks Will Change How You Make, Play and Sell Games Tomorrow
Kristian Segerstrale, Playfish

• Panel: The Fight for Playtime: What Do Social Networking Sites Have to Offer the Games Industry?
Chair: Tom Armitage; Limvirak Chea, Google; Chris Thorpe, MySpace

• Case Study: A Browser-Based MMORG on Every Desktop
Jim McNiven, Kerb

• 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Digital Distribution and Self-publishing That You Must Understand to Succeed
Martyn Brown, Team 17

• 20 Great Innovations in Casual, Social and Mobile Games That You Should Steal
Stuart Dredge, Pocket Gamer

• Browser Based Games The Past, the Present, the Future
Gustaf Stechmann, Splitscreen Studios

• Panel: Crossing Over in a World Gone Casual
Chair: Matt Spall, Playora; Nils-Holger Henning, Bigpoint

• Panel: Opportunities and Hurdles for Mobile Gaming
Chair: Tim Green, Mobile Entertainment; Mark Fletcher, Nokia
• Panel: After the iPhone Honeymoon: Where Next for Apple's Mobile
Chair: Mathew Kumar, Freelance Journalist; Alan Yu, ngmoco; Michael Schade, Fishlabs; James Brooksby, doublesix; Chris Byatte, Chillingo

• The European Free to Play Market
Thomas Bidaux, Ico Partnership

• Practical Applications of Online Convergence
Paul Croft, Mediatonic

• Taking Your Game to iPhone and Android, Without Killing Your Team
Chris White, Glu

You can find out about registration and the like over on the official Develop website.


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