EAST COAST GAME CONFERENCEThe largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast WILL RETURN April 16-18, 2019
EAST COAST GAME CONFERENCE (ECGC)
The East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), the largest gathering of video game professionals on the east coast, returns for its tenth year. The focus of the conference is to provide video game developers an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration. Building off of the great success in 2017, ECGC is bringing back Community Day on April 17th; which focuses on the students and families interested in learning more about the industry and potential jobs opportunities. In 2018, in addition to great keynote speakers, there will be plenty of networking opportunities with some of the greatest minds in the industry.
ECGC 2018 Featured Keynote: Sergey Galyonkin
State of the Steam Marketplace
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 2:00 PM
Steam, the biggest PC gaming platform and de facto marketplace for many game developers, has undergone tremendous change. Sergey Galyonkin, Epic's director of publishing strategy, founded the Steam Spy data analysis tool, which has been a leading resource of market insights since 2015. This session will talk through Steam's recent changes and their impact on games sales: the rise of China, the death of discoverability, the influx of low-quality titles, devs trying to outplay the algorithms, review bombing and other pleasant surprises. Also covered will be pricing strategies, best practices for launching on Steam, and survival tips for indie developers.
ECGC is proud to announce Dr. Paul Kruszewski as the morning keynote
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 11:30 AM
Dr. Paul Kruszewski has been at the bleeding intersection of real-time AI and computer graphics since 2000 when he founded AI.implant to use AI (flocking behaviours and path finding) to create and simulate huge crowds of interacting autonomous characters. Customers included Disney and Lucas Film for visual effects; Bioware and EA for game development; and L3 and Lockheed Martin for military simulation. AI.implant was acquired in 2005 by Presagis, the world’s leading developer of software tools for military simulation and training.
ECGC 2017 has a variety of Summits and Tutorials to choose from. These events take place over a day, providing detailed focus on each topic. Grab a seat, come listen and learn from some of the best and brightest in the game development industries.
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ECGC T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
The winning designer will have their T-shirt printed and featured at this year’s East Coast Game Conference on April 17th-19th, 2018. As well as having your design featured, the winner will also receive two VIP tickets to attend the conference.
ECGC TAKES PLACE APRIL 17TH – 19TH, 2018 AT THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER Address:
500 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27601
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