The 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit is almost upon us and so far, the event is set to have some very interesting speakers talking about various topics in the gaming industry, such as David Cage talking about the future of games becoming a mature industry or Kiki Wolfkill and Frank O’Connor talking about the process of making Halo 4 and more. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, who started up this event to lead the D.I.C.E. Summit its 12th anniversary this year, just announced that director J.J. Abrams will be giving the opening keynote along with Valve president and co-founder, Gabe Newell.
The keynote will be held on February 6 to kick off the start of the event and is titled, “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?” J.J. Abrams just recently made headlines with the announcement that he was set to direct the next Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode VII. With the amount of work that J.J. Abrams has contributed to as director and producer of various TV shows and movies, along with Gabe Newell’s insight into game development, the two will be talking about how elements of action, suspense, and emotion can be seen in video games.
D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Create, Entertain) Summits have always been known for the presentations given by top video game developers, publishers, and business leaders all around the world. It’s a great place for aspiring game developers or just anyone enthusiastic about the video game industry to be able to listen in and gain new perspectives and knowledge about the interactive arts.
You can visit the main site to register for the event, as well as view the speakers scheduled to speak. The 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit will be held from February 5-8 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel.