As a game developer, Noah Falstein has charted a career that's moved from the classic age of LucasArts game design, to Google's virtual reality projects, to a new field of FDA-approved games meant to be used in the field of medicine.
As XRDC draws closer, we're excited today to announce another cuting-edge talk for this premier AR/VR/MR innovation event that promises key insights into how teams can better bride the gap between designing augmented reality experiences and engineering them.
Titled "Reasoning APIs: How to Translate AR Between Engineering and Design", this XRDC Innovation track talk will see Unity perceptual engineer Andrew Maneri revealing how the company has been researching a solution they call "reasoning APIs". These "reasoning APIs" are a new AR technique: equal parts coding, puzzle solving, and adventure-game-style ingredient substitution.
Speaker Q&A: Iman Mostafavi breaks down the process of cross-platform mobile AR development on Zombie Gunship Revenant AR
As mobile-driven AR & VR development has continued, the mobile augmented reality market has only grown stronger and stronger, with Apple and Google both releasing SDKs to help AR developers reach the millions of users on their platforms.
There's some remarkable stuff being done in the realm of virtual reality experience development today, including a special project featuring Sir David Attenborough called Hold the World that's the subject of a very exciting XRDC talk.
Organizers of XRDC, the premier AR/VR/MR innovation event, are proud to announce that Sprint Vector developer Survios will be at the San Francisco show this October to show you how they revamped the competitive virtual reality game for professional eSports play.
The XRDC Games & Entertainment track talk, titled "Sprint Vector: Evolving VR for the Esports Scene", will see Survios senior game designer Andrew Abedian reveals the grassroots evolution of their early speed-running prototype into a pioneer multiplayer title in VR esports.
Technology can help make peoples' lives better, and as XRDC approaches organizers are happy to announce that the October event will host a cutting-edge talk about how augmented-reality tech can be of service to the blind.
As part of XRDC's Innovation track of talks, CalTech professor Markus Meister and Computation and Neural Systems PhD student Yang Liu will be speaking at length about their work in a session called "Powering a Cognitive Assistant for the Blind Using AR".
You'll want to see this, because the pair plan to present a cognitive assistant for blind persons based on the Microsoft HoloLens. The system identifies objects in the environment and gives them virtual voices, communicating maximally distilled knowledge in a way that is intuitive and natural to the human user. By interacting with these voices, the blind user gains all kinds of new abilities: from obstacle avoidance to formation and recall of spatial memories.
If you've been sitting on a great idea for a talk that would fit in well with the Design track of talks at Game Developers Conference 2019, organizers want to hear it -- and soon!
That's because GDC 2019 organizers are only accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through next Thursday, August 16th!
Next year's show is happening March 18-22 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, and will again play host to thousands of game developers from all around the world for a week of learning, networking and inspiration.
It's going to be the 33rd edition of GDC, the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, and as always, organizers are looking for submissions of expert talks that would be a great fit for the show!
But of course, today we want to specifically highlight what GDC Advisory Board members are looking for in a great Design talk. With that in mind, here's a bit of guidance on what organizers are looking to see in a Design talk submission:
As XRDC draws closer, organizers are proud to announce there will be a great talk at the AR/VR/MR innovation conference that will reveal how mixed-reality tech is being used in cutting-edge ways by top automotive companies.
Titled "Mastering XR for Automative", the Innovation track talk will feature ZeroLight technical director Chris O'Connor walking attendees through the various ways ZeroLight automotive clients have incorporated mixed-reality tech, including BMW, Porsche, Toyota, Nissan, Audi and Pagani.
Make time for it in your XRDC schedule, because attendees are going to gain a unique understanding of the challenges faced when developing on cutting-edge hardware -- and how new graphics tech can be used to enhance XR experiences.
Game industry professionals, take note: If you have a pitch for a great talk about discoverability, production, marketing, or business in the game industry that would fit in well at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, now is the time to submit it!
That's because GDC 2019 organizers are accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through Thursday, August 16th.
This will be the 33rd edition of GDC, which continues to be the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games. It's happening next March in San Francisco, and will once again host thousands of game developers from all around the world for a week of learning, networking and inspiration.
To best serve that audience, the folks who organize the GDC 2019 Business & Marketing track of talks are looking for smart, interesting talks that will help other game industry professionals better understand the state of the industry.
Specfically, the Business & Marketing track is soliciting submissions that cover the following topics:
Hey game makers, GDC 2019 organizers are still accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through Thursday, August 16th!
Specifically, they're looking for experienced producers who have shipped games or managed live games to share (in the form of talks on the Production & Team Management track) their best techniques or experiences which helps them produce better games or build better teams.
Next year the show -- the 33nd edition of GDC -- will take place March 18-22 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. It will once again play host to thousands of game developers from all around the world for a week of learning, networking and inspiration.
As it continues to come together, organizers want to make sure you don't miss out on your opportunity to pitch talks that would be a good fit on the GDC 2018 Prodution & Team Management track. Here's some guidance on what organizers are looking to see in a great talk submission:
Heads up, game makers: If you have a great idea for a talk that belongs on the Audio track at Game Developers Conference 2019, organizers want to hear it! GDC 2019 organizers are still accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through Thursday, August 16th.
The big show is happening March 18-22 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California next year, and will serve as a gathering place for thousands of game developers from all around the world seeking a week of learning, networking and inspiration.
As XRDC approaches, organizers are pleased to confirm that Polyarc's Brendan Walker will be speaking at the October event about the interaction design of the studio's charming PSVR action puzzle game Moss.
His session on "VR Interaction Design in Moss", part of XRDC's diverse Games & Entertainment track of talks, promises some interesting insights. When Polyarc set out to make the game (its first VR effort) using tracked controllers, they established player comfort and approachability as their highest priority.
According to Walker, in creating the game, the team built their world from diorama-size puzzles you interact with in third person, which naturally led to the creation of a mouse as the main character a player would use to traverse the puzzles. These puzzles were composed of simple constrained physics interactions that could feel good even when using controllers with limited tracking.
Today the UBM Game Network, organizer of the Game Developers Conference and XRDC, is proud to present the third annual XRDC VR/AR Innovation Report!
This year the report is jam-packed with interesting insights gleaned from a survey of over 600 industry professionals involved in the development of virtual/augmented/mixed reality experiences. It's completely free to download and gives you an exclusive look inside the AR/VR/MR industry -- from devs' platform preferences to market challenges, platform availability, funding and much more!
For more information and to download the report, download it for free here!
A lot has happened in the AR/VR/MR market over the past few years, and as these cutting-edge technologies mature and flourish UBM Game Network continues its work of providing industry professionals with opportunities to learn from each other and maintain their place on that cutting edge.