JOHN ROMERO TO KEYNOTE THE 2017 EAST COAST GAME CONFERENCE (ECGC)
THE EAST COAST GAME CONFERENCE IS THE LARGEST NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY ON THE EAST COAST TO SHARE EXPERTISE, BUILD CAREERS WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND LEARN ABOUT THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
East Coast Game Conference Raleigh North Carolina (April 18-20, 2017)
RALEIGH, N.C. (October 4, 2016) – Raleigh’s East Coast Game Conferences announced John Romero as the keynote speaker for their annual event at the Raleigh Convention Center April 18-20, 2017. Romero is an award-winning game designer, developer and programmer. He is best known as the co-founder of id Software and is credited with the iconic games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and Quake. His work in mobile, hardcore, mid-core, casual and MMO space spans over 35 years and includes 107 commercially published titles. In addition to id Software, Romero co-founded several other game companies including the Gazillion Entertainment, Loot Drop and most recently Romero Games. He is considered to be among the world’s top game designers with his games having won over 100 awards. One of the earliest indie developers, Romero began working in the game space in 1979 on mainframes before moving to the Apple II in 1981. He is a self-taught programmer, designer and artist, having drawn his inspirations from early Apple II programmers. Romero co-owns Romero Games and is at work on a new first-person shooter, a genre he pioneered.
East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) is the leading forum for game industry professionals on the East Coast. ECGC’s goal is to provide opportunity for students, indie to AAA developers and related interactive entertainment companies to network, share industry trends, and build careers as well as look to the future of the industry. The conference features panels and lectures by game industry experts covering a wide variety of topics, as well as an exhibit hall, career lounge, and social events.