Hey Seattle: We love your city. We love your music, your bars and restaurants, your waterfront, your space needle and your cream cheese hot dogs. But we especially love your active and innovative game development community. So, we’re psyched to be returning to your rain-swept streets this August for a couple of events. We hope to see you there!
PAX Dev: Breaking the Cross Platform Barrier
On Wednesday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the PAX Dev conference, we’ll be moderating a session on cross-platform online in Trendy Entertainment‘s indie-hit, Dungeon Defenders. Trendy used GameSpy Technology’s services to implement cross-platform co-op multiplayer across 4 platforms: iOS, Android, PlayStation 3 and PC, shattering a barrier that – while possible via GameSpy Technology’s services for over a decade – few developers have ever dared to cross.
Trendy’s Jeremy Stieglitz (Lead Programmer), and Philip Asher (Marketing) will join GameSpy Technology’s Sean Flinn (Director, Marketing) to discuss: the technical approach to designing a game built for both multi-platform deployment and cross-platform play; the evolution of the game as it has expanded across new platforms and integrated additional online features (like cross-platform save games); and to provide insight into the business rationale for tackling the cross-platform challenge.
Developer Meet-Up @ The TapHouse Grill
After PAX Dev wraps for the day, we’ll head over to the TapHouse Grill in downtown Seattle for a game developer meet-up as part of our 2011 North American meet-up tour. We’ll be buying a few rounds of beer for all the hard working game devs in the area, and chatting about our offerings for indie developers. RSVP now for the event and guarantee yourself a spot. We’ll kick things off at 6:00 p.m.
Expect live tech demos, face time with GameSpy Technology engineers and product managers, and a whole lot of listening. (And probably a beer. Or five.) We want to know what challenges you’re facing, and to find out how we can help make your games more fun and successful with online services.
See you soon, Emerald City. We can’t wait.