Name: Jean-Guy Niquet
Organization: Arkadium: a top game development studio in New York City. With the world’s largest Flash game library for every imaginable genre, Arkadium reaches over 9 million unique users each month with casual, mobile, social, and Windows 8 games. Distributing to Facebook CNN, MSN, Discovery, HSN, Lifetime, ESPN, and AARP, the company also has offices in Simferopol, Ukraine and Toronto, Canada.
Title: Director of Arkadium Canada
Bio: As the Director of Arkadium Canada, Jean-Guy is responsible for spearheading all efforts related to the company’s focus on the development of mobile games. He has over ten years of experience as a programmer, with more than half of those years developing games for both mobile and online platforms. He was most recently the Director of New Media at InViVo Communications where he was responsible for managing over six million dollars in projects per year.
Website link: www.arkadium.com
TOPIC: The Video Game Industry in 2013
What’s the near future of mobile? Console? Browser games? Are the monetization strategies working? Is there future for independent AAA developers?
This panel will explore a range of views about the direction on the video games industry in 2013. Panel members will include a number of experienced game development leaders betting their futures on specific platforms. Listen to their views and share your own during the Q&A.
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