The first speakers of the developer conference devcom on August 19th and 20th in Cologne have been announced: The cornerstone of the line-up is set by industry stars Peter Molyneux, Siobhan Reddy and Richard Garriott. In addition, devcom launches its call for papers. Game developers can submit their speech proposals on the main subjects Artificial Intelligence and Fun in Games as well as on classic topics such as Game Design, Business, Production, Legal, Sound, Art Design and Management. Finally yet importantly, the ticket shop opened today. Anyone who is quick and buys their ticket until March 25th can save a lot: Until then, there is a 50% discount on Student-, Conference-, and Business-Passes.
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Peter Molyneux (@pmolyneux) will hold one of the event’s keynotes. With his talk titled “Classic Post Mortem: Fable“, Molyneux will take visitors down memory lane featuring many learnings and anecdotes. Outside of Fable, this Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) hall of fame member is also known for penning Populous, as well as Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White and more. Another highlight is Siobhan Reddy’s (@siobhanreddy) session. The co-founder of Media Molecule is well connected, responsible for the LittleBigPlanet series and is currently working on the exciting project Dreams, due for release later this year. One more AIAS hall of fame member completes the trio: Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott), game development pioneer, Ultima creator and space traveller by trade, will also talk at the conference in advance of the world’s biggest gaming event.