The 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit Adds Five New Speakers To The Lineup

Industry Veterans to Address the Next Leap in Game Development, Distribution and Technology

Jan 09, 2014, 09:00 ET from Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) today announced five additional speakers added to the roster for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit (#DICE2014), including Keiji Inafune of comcept, Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, Hilmar Veigar Petursson of CCP Games, and Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe of Oculus VR. They join the growing list of industry insiders who will address -- or even challenge – this year's conference theme, The New Golden Age. These speakers will address provocative new topics at the conference taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Feb. 4 – 6, 2014.

In a special "The Best of D.I.C.E. Europe" session, the Academy is reprising Hilmar Veigar Petursson's celebrated talk entitled "The Human Brain is the Platform – Gaming in the Golden Age." Hilmar will discuss how today's technology advances lead to the ascendance of the mind as the preeminent gaming platform.  Attendees will be treated to a revealing examination of how perceptions of reality have changed over time, and how new technology blurs the lines between what we consider real today and what our minds will consider real tomorrow.

More information on the confirmed speakers:

  • Keiji Inafune, CEO of comcept, previously spent over 25 years at CAPCOM serving as Global Head of Production, Head of Research & Development, and Head of the Online Development Division where he oversaw such blockbuster hit series as Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Street Fighter, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.
  • Rami Ismail, Business & Development Guy at Vlambeer, a Dutch independent game studio known best for Wasteland Kings, Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box, LUFTRAUSERS, GUN GODZ, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter & Radical Fishing.
  • Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP Games, where he has led the company's explosive growth, more than quadrupling EVE Online subscribers since he took the helm in January 2004.
  • Oculus VR's original founder and designer Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe, who will take the stage to discuss the future of immersive virtual reality technology.

These industry experts will join the line-up of confirmed speakers: Steve Gaynor  of The Fullbright Company; Austin Wintory, Journey composer; Andrew Sheppard of Kabam Studios; John Hanke of Niantic Labs at Google; Robin Hunicke of Funomena; Trip Hawkins of If You Can; David Helgason of Unity; Ed Fries; and Sundance DiGiovanni of MLG.

Registration for the 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit and 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards) is currently open. Register at www.dicesummit.org.

SOURCE Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences



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