PC Gamer Weekender
BAFTA Winner and Video Gaming Legend, Charles Cecil MBE,
Confirmed As Guest Speaker And Will Host Q&A
Sunday 6 March 2016 at 4pm
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Tickets Available at
BAFTA winning, Charles Cecil MBE, one of gaming’s foremost innovators, has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the PC Gamer Weekender.
The PC Gamer Weekender takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March at the Old Truman Brewery, London, and Charles Cecil will be on the 4K Stage Powered By NVIDIA on Sunday. He will talk about the company’s 25 years of writing adventure games, from Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky, through the Broken Sword series and other titles to the successful crowd funding and publishing of Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse. He will discuss about his experiences developing text adventures 10 years earlier – from Adventure B for the Sinclair ZX81 in 1981. Charles will chart the way that Revolution (his company) has changed the way that it develops games to embrace opportunities made available by changing hardware and retail, how much it now values the direct relationship that it has with its audience, and why now is such a great time both for independent developers and gamers alike. Come join Charles celebrate Revolution’s 25th Anniversary – he will be signing comic books for anyone who wants to say hello after the talk.
Admission to Charles’ talk, and the other guest speakers (see here), are free as part of the entrance ticket – www.weekender.pcgamer.com/booking-new
Charles Cecil MBE is quite literally an ‘Industry Legend’ – having been handed the accolade by Europe’s leading development magazine, Develop, back in 2006. With over 30 years experience in games, he founded his company Revolution in 1990, which is today one of the world’s leading adventure game companies. He is a BAFTA Cymru award winner for BBC’s Doctor Who Adventure Games, and was nominated for a Writers’ Guild award for Broken Sword 4 – The Angel of Death. He Executive Produced Sony’s The Da Vinci Code game, and Robert Zemeckis’ Christmas Carol.
In 2011 Charles was awarded an MBE for services to the computer games industry. He sits on the Board of Governors of the British Film Institute (BFI) and Screen Yorkshire, the regional agency that supports film, television and interactive entertainment in Yorkshire. In 2003 he was a founder of Yorkshire games network Game Republic and is now part of the advisory committee.
Samuel Roberts, Editor of PC Gamer, says, “Revolution’s maintained a dedicated fanbase on PC for decades now, and it’ll be great to have them on stage at the PC Gamer Weekender.”