As GDC Europe 2013 approaches this month, organizers continue to highlight notable sessions, including extensive overviews of ibb & obb for PlayStation Network and Crytek’s free-to-play FPS Warface, along with an Android and iOS analytics session by analytics provider Flurry.
GDC Europe will take place Monday through Wednesday, August 19th-21st at the Cologne Congress-Centrum Ost in Cologne, Germany — just ahead of (and co-located with) the massive 275,000 person Gamescom event, with all GDC Europe passes also guaranteeing entrance to Gamescom.
Crytek’s general manager Nick Button-Brown will review Crytek’s ten key decisions from seven years of developing their free-to-play FPS Warface in ’10 Decisions That Took Warface to Our First 10 Million Users.’ The discussion will include insights from the partners that Crytek worked with, the challenges involved with switching from a traditional games platform to a F2P business model mid-development, and more.
Sparpweed’s two-man indie team Roland IJzermans and Richard Boeser will examine their critically acclaimed PlayStation Network co-op platformer in ‘ibb & obb – Ten Talking Points.’ The Indiecade at E3 2008 selection and 2013 Develop Indie Showcase winner has over five years of development history behind it, and Sparpweed will discuss everything from their finances to their artistic choices during the dev process.
Finally, Flurry’s publisher manager Guillaume Larrieu will share insights into how gender, age, engagement, retention and mobile game mechanics are related in ‘Smartphone & Tablet Apps: Mobile Game Metrics.’ He’ll be drawing on data from over 1 billion mobile Android and iOS app gaming sessions per day in order to demonstrate how analytics can help devs build games to attract key audiences, improve monetization plans, and more.
Attendees can plan ahead for these and the other 80-plus sessions using the online schedule builder, and they can also browse the companies which will appear in the GDC Europe Expo using the current floor plan.
Online registration for GDC Europe is still available, with individual savings for VIP and All Access Passes compared to onsite prices. Group admission discounts are also available. For all the latest news on GDC Europe, subscribe for updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.