Invited with my son to Intel Buzz videogame developer workshop
Today I was invited, along with my son, who at 14 has been a videogame developer for years, to attend the Intel Buzz videogame developer workshop. It was not only a lot of fun, but WONDERFUL to attend with him!
Although a small event, it ended up being extremely interesting, with an area to try indie games and new technologies, and a long list of talks and panels, including one-on-ones.
Almost all of the indie games showcased were really good. My favourite was Elise: Unpainted Memories:
The speakers were amazing, like:
- Ed Fries, Co-founder of the Xbox Project and Microsoft Game Studios
- Kate Edwards, Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
- Oscar Clark, Evangelist for Everyplay & UnityAds, Unity Technologies
Penka Kouneva, Game Composer (Prince of Persia, Transformers), leader in Game Audio
The talks and technology were really interesting, and the games and technology we tried (like the Rovr) were super cool. But the two main conclusions are: VR is all the rage, and it’s going to be everywhere soon (coming to Chrome for Android in October!), and there were a lot of women attending (which is great, and hopefully a sign that gender equality is finally arriving to the tech industry).