Just announced by the Acadamy of Interactive Arts & Sciences are the speakers for the Wednesday opening keynote discussion at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit, and attendees are in for a real treat!
Industry legends J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell will meet in Las Vegas for a session entitled, "Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?"
J.J Abrams is the founder and president of Bad Robot Productions, responsible for such films and television series as Cloverfield, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, ABC’s Lost, Fox’s Fringe, and CBS’s Person of Interest. He's also directed blockbuster hits like Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek (2009), and Super 8. With multiple Emmy wins and nominations for his work under his belt, listeners are sure to be dazzled.
You may know Gabe Newell already as the President and co-founder of Valve Corporation, with a portfolio of entertainment stretching through several popular video game franchises, the Source game engine, and Steam, a social digital download platform with over 50 million accounts.
The D.I.C.E. Summit brings together bright minds, and recognizes the year's best video and computer games, online entertainment, and the outstanding individuals and development teams that have propelled the advancement of the entertainment software industry.
Full biographies and more information on Newell, Abrams, and all of the D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 speakers can be found at the official site -- stay tuned to Curse for more event coverage.