We are excited to announce BAZ LLC as the sponsor of the ECGC's VR Village. This newsletter issue also spotlights four more speakers as well as provides information on tickets, booth space, and contests.
Free to Play VR Village
Join Baz founder, Jeff Basladynski, as he showcases free-to-play VR arcade games and promotes VR gaming. Experience new ways to have fun and see what the current technology can accomplish. From co-op cooking to slicing fruits with katana swords, be inspired to dare to dream and reach the virtual stars with VR Village
We're excited to highlight a great group of speakers
Building A Live Game That Endures
Matt is a senior developer advocate focusing on monetization and player engagement. Prior to joining Unity, Matt spent nearly 15 years in the video games industry working as a designer for companies such as Bethesda, Bioware, and THQ. His focus was primarily monetization design for games like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Fallout 76. Matt has a passion for game design, especially monetizing in a way that is fair to gamers and allows games to reach their full potential. Matt's passion and drive to empower developer teams with Unity's tools is evident. He's always happy to discuss how he can help you achieve your creator goals and monetize sustainably to support future projects.
Games of Expression vs Escapism
Hi, I'm David and I don't write about myself in third-person. I'm a Believer, musician, game thinker, soul-searcher, and full-time friend. I founded Solanimus in 2011, founded NonZeroSoul in 2019, co-founded Integrity Metric Systems in 2020, co-founded Multi-playerLocal in 2021, and I'm the director of the Triangle Monthly Gaming Meetup which started in 2019. My favorite game is Earthworm Jim Special Edition, the first game I played with my late brother Mitchell. I hold a number of world records and tournament results in several different games. I play and write music; I've written several hundred pieces, primarily Scottish fiddle music, worship music, and electronic music. My intention is for games to develop into the greatest medium of personal expression of all time.
Jedidjah Julia Noomen
So You (Don't) Want to Write for Mobile Games
Jedidjah Julia Noomen is a game director, lead writer and narrative designer who has worked on multiple indie, mobile and AA+ games, as well as on immersive and multidisciplinary theatre and hybrid interactive projects. Originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, she now resides in the greater Vancouver area. She is currently game director on mobile hit Lily's Garden, and previous titles she worked on include A Plague Tale: Requiem, Next Space Rebels, the Fermi Paradox and the recent VR experience Mrs. Benz, which premiered at the Venice Filmfestival and was recently selected for SXSW. Jedidjah is also an advisor for the Flemish Gamefund and the EACEA, and a board member of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation.
Getting a Job in Video Game Development … Tips, Tricks & Hints!
Paxton Galvanek is the CEO & Co-Founder of the newly formed Amplifier/Embracer Group company called Studio Hermitage. Studio Hermitage is an NC-based transmedia company working on original IP for production across a number of formats. Prior to Hermitage, Paxton held the General Manager title for 5 years at Funcom (Conan Exiles, Conan Chop Chop, Dune: Awakening & More). Paxton oversaw all Operations, Administration, and Human Resources specifically its recruiting/talent acquisition, talent management, and general HR activities. Over the years, Paxton worked with various video game development studios including Activision, Take-Two/Firaxis, Respawn, Tripwire Interactive, Gameloft, and Pocket Gems.
Submit your design to the annual T-shirt competition. The winning design will be featured on the official 2023 East Coast Game Conference t-shirt. The winner will receive two complimentary T-shirts, and two VIP passes for full access to the 2023 conference and all VIP events!
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