Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[SPEAKER] DIG Speaker: Big Blue Bubble's Damir Slogar, on the Game Industry Yesterday & Tomorrow


Name: Damir Slogar

Organization: Big Blue Bubble

Title: CEO

Bio: With over 20 years spent in the game industry and credited for over 40 games across 10 different platforms, Damir is one of the most experienced industry professionals in Canada.

Born in Croatia, Damir started his career in the mid 80's as a programmer creating proprietary games for the MSX and Commodore Amiga. He spent the next couple of years in broadcasting; producing and hosting a live TV show devoted to video games and computer technology.

In 1995, Damir started a video game magazine where he worked as the editor. In 1999, he moved to Canada and continued his professional career as a lead programmer, first in Sandbox Studios, and later in Digital Illusions Canada. In 2004, Damir established Big Blue Bubble, which quickly became one of the best known and highest rated wireless and handheld game developers in North America.

Web site: http: www.bigbluebubble.com

Track Game: Panel, Main Plenary, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

TOPIC: The Video Games 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.

Track: Game, Main Plenary, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

TOPIC:  80’s Game Industry – Renaissance or Crash ?

See and experience some of the least-known, most influential, industry-defining games from the 1980’s.

This session will focus on the differences between the North American and European computer and video game industries of the 1980s and today.

Damir Slogar tells how it was in the 80's, and how it will be in 2013. Attend DIG London 2012 for complete access to Damir's sessions, other mavericks and industry pioneers, and VIP networking.
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