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GDC 2005 Speakers Announced
12.17.04 - 1:19 AM

The Game Developers Conference has released a list of speakers who will attend the 2005 edition of the industry event in San Francisco, California next March through its official website. Below you will find a complete list of who is going to speak about what:

Ray Muzyka, co-founder, joint CEO and co-executive producer Bioware, "Storytelling across genres: Bioware's perspective"
Atsushi Inaba, Clover Studio CEO, "Overcoming the challenge of making a creatively and financially successful new game"
Neil Young, vice president Electronic Arts, Ultima Online producer, "Why isn't the game industry making interactive stories?"
Peter Molyneux, co-founder Lionhead Studios, Black and White, Fable creator, "Game design challenge: The Emily Dickinson license"
Chris Millar, Lionhead Studios, lead producer Black and White 2, "Gaining ground on the development of a god-sized design"
Andrew Meggs, lead technology programmer Mythic Entertainment, "Parachute pants and denim dresses: Taking real-time cloth beyond"
Starr Long, producer NCsoft, project director Ultima Online, "Persistent versus instantiated spaces: The great online game debate"
Andrea Pessino, technical director Ready At Dawn Studios, "Efficient proximity mapping in highly dynamic environments"
Rich Vogel, executive producer, vice president of development Sony Online Entertainment, "How can MMOs develop mass appeal in the US?"
Yoshiharu Gotanda, research and development manager, president tri-Ace and Tatsuya Shoji, research programmer tri-Ace, "Practical Implementation of SH Lighting and HDR Rendering on PlayStation 2"
Luis Barriga, designer Turbine Entertainment, "Mano a Mano: A primer on melee combat in videogames"
Jason Booth, creative director Turbine Entertainment, "Adaptive music jam"
Damion Schubert, lead designer Wolfpack/Ubi Soft, "Competitive and PvP systems in massively multiplaer games"
Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy series composer, Smile Please, "An interview with the maestro: Nobuo Uematsu".

The Game Developers Conference 2005 will take place from March 7th through 11th. Unlike in previous years when the event was taking place in San Jose, the conference will be held in San Francisco this time.


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