The fifth year of ECGC is coming and we are already planning. We aren’t just PC or console gamers anymore; we flow seamlessly from our consoles, to our smartphones and yes, our work PCs to get our gaming fix. How’s a game developer/contractor/service provider/player supposed to keep up? ECGC’s program includes panels, lectures and discussions with leading innovators in several diverse tracks to lead you to success.
The following schedule is subject to change.
How do we keep the players coming back for more? Speakers in this track will discuss new game mechanics, examine genre conventions and consider new ways to push the boundaries of gameplay.
The masters of the pixel will step out from behind the curtain and share some of their techniques that have brought top titles to gorgeous life.
The ubiquity of mobile phones and the connectedness of social networks are bringing everyone together... to play games! Speakers in this track will outline the revolution happening in social networks, handhelds, independent development and how to best take advantage of these trends.
Welcoming both creators and students of the narrative discipline of game development, the East Coast Game Conference’s Writing Track offers two days of wide-ranging presentations from experts in the field. Sessions cover material from cutting edge theory to practical lessons learned in the development cycles of today’s most anticipated games. Focused on drawing from the wealth of game narrative talent on the East Coast, this track offers a deep-dive into how to write and appeal to a worldwide gaming audience.
"Gamification" is the hot topic as social networks, immersive media and innovative marketing converges with games. Engage with this track to discuss industry trends, emerging business models, international business opportunities, the impact of the economic recession, and other topics relevant to business executives and studio owners small and large.
Developers will share algorithms, engines, technology, techniques and best practices that today's game companies must cultivate to create today's best immersive and engaging games.
The Academic track is for instructors, administrators, and students from institutes of higher education that are involved in game programs or are planning to be, as well as, industry professionals interested in sharing their requirements for graduates of game programs. Whether you're a game educator or working in the video game industry, don't miss this prime opportunity to network, share research, learn best practices, and foster relationships.
Are you looking for a career in games? At the East Coast Game Conference, you will be able to hear what it takes to land a job in the game industry. Hear what a community manager does. What it takes to become a producer. Learn the role of a script writer, a game designer, or maybe your interested in a marketing or PR job. Sessions will cover the application process, what to bring to an interview and how to assemble a portfolio of work.