The Austin Game Conference (AGC), with presenting sponsor Electronic Arts, is proud to welcome Jamil Moledina, Games Strategic Lead, Google Play, as a 2016 keynote speaker. AGC, taking place September 21-22 at the Austin Convention center, is the longest running event dedicated to serving the needs of online game developers. Attendees receive critical insight into developing live, participatory games with real-time engagement between developers, players and spectators.
Moledina will discuss “The Next Frontier”, a new inflection point in games. Prior mobile, PC, and console models start to dissolve when gameplay, community, and new technology are tuned with a glove-like fit. The overnight success of Pokemon GO visibly resets the expectations on AR. At the same time, promising new experiences that can only be had in VR, are now emerging. Moledina will explain how Google thinks about and works with these trends, and how the company is partnering with game creators to explore the next frontier.
With 20 years of industry experience, going from GDC director to game startup CEO, Moledina now leads games strategic partnerships at Google Play to bring great games to Android platforms. This includes setting outreach strategy for curating key game segments on the store, ranging from AAA publishers to indies. Through Google Play, Jamil also manages the curation of games portfolios for nascent platforms, currently for Daydream, Google’s high performance mobile VR platform.
“Jamil and Google are uniquely positioned; with a combination of extensive game experience and keen management in growing innovative platforms,” says Austin Game Conference Executive Director Christopher Sherman. “Game developers are constantly looking to differentiate their games and provide original experiences to gamers. I look forward to hearing how Google is embracing and leading the next frontier in games.”
“Games are again a powerful force in pop culture, by bringing unique experiences to mobile, AR, and VR,” says Jamil Moledina, the Games Strategic Lead at Google Play. “We’re looking forward to connect with developers of all sizes at the conference and explore new channels to reach gamers and build successful businesses.”
Austin Game Conference 2016 Highlights:
- More than 70 expert speakers across five conference tracks: Design, Business, Production, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality and Audience Participation (Streaming and eSports).
- Keynote from Game design legend Graeme Devine, head of games at mixed reality startup Magic Leap
- Keynote from Jamil Moledina, Games Strategic Lead, Google Play
- Exhibit Hall and Networking – Connect with peers, check out engaging demos and view the latest technologies driving game development
- The Intel Game Developer Showcase (Sept 20th) highlights 10 game developers: Apply to pitch at GamePitch.org or just come by for an engaging evening of demos and networking
- Opening Night Party sponsored by EA at Buffalo Billiards
Experts from across the game industry are speaking at Austin Game Conference, including leaders from Riot, Owlchemy, Blizzard, ZeniMax, Facebook, Magic Leap, Valve, EA Sports, Twitch, Art & Craft Entertainment, Skydance Interactive, Trion Worlds, Electronic Arts, Aspyr, Jagex, Big Huge Games, Gambitious Partners, ATX Seed Ventures, ModSquad, MsMinotaur, Panic Button, Pixelmage Games, Portalarium, QC Games Inc, Unity Technologies, WaveVR, and more.
Austin Game Conference is sponsored by Electronic Arts, Intel, Aspyr, IBM Cloud, Softlayer, Nvidia, Epic Games Unreal Engine, Unity, Twitch, Insomniac Games, Frankfurt Kurnit, Meretz, Nexon, SMU Guildhall, University of Advancing Technology,Game Recruiter, GameDev.net, IGDA, 80lvl, InnoTech, Gaming Business Review, Open Gaming Alliance, MMORPG.com, Austin Technology Council, Events for Gamers, Tech Ranch and Tech Events Network.
Registration is open at http://AustinGameCon.com/register/. Early registration by August 31st is $249. Attendees who register by August 31st save $200 off of the full conference price. A limited number of student tickets are available for $149. Group discounts are available as well.