Entering the mass media era
Corum - Montpellier
The second half of the day devoted to the video game sector will explore the industry’s overriding trends. A representative of Telltale Games will share his views on storytelling, an area in which the studio excels, and the president of France eSport will talk about the explosive momentum surrounding the eSports phenomenon. An effervescence shared by the fast-growing mobile gaming industry. A global leader in market data on mobile devices, AppAnnie will chat with the head of the International Digital Entertainment Agency about the vital role that metrics play in mobile gaming. And the founder of Joju Games will be on hand to discuss the indie phenomenon in the video game sector. The afternoon’s proceedings will begin with an introduction from the president of France’s national video game trade association (SNJV).
- Laurent MICHAUD, Head of Consumer Electronics & Digital Entertainment Practice, IDATE DigiWorld
The President of SNJV, one of the Game Summit’s premier partners since its inception, will update us on the latest news and events for the Union and for the sector in France.
- Lévan SARDJEVELADZE, CEO, Celsius Online, Chairman, SNJV
What are the secret superpowers of interactive storytelling? Why will it become the dominant narrative device in the 21st century? Ryan Kaufman will explain the lessons learned in a career of story-based game design.
- Ryan KAUFMAN, Director of Narrative Design, Telltale Games
Why is such a craze currently among publishers, media and sport clubs? What's the eSports ecosystem? Who are its stakeholders and market operators, and what value do they create?
- Matthieu DALLON, CEO, Oxent, Chairman, France eSport
Mobile gaming is a juggernaut that continues to grow, and could be worth 30.6 billion EUR in 2020. This segment, which is an integral part of our data-centric era, makes use of new tools for measuring how games are performing, which the top company in its league will be on hand to talk about.
Joju Games was founded in June of 2005, with lofty goals and dreams. Some of those goals have been achieved, but many things have changed in the industry since we started. We have survived the PC Downloads demise, the crash and burn of Java phone games, the end of Social Gaming, and we are now at the cusp of an implosion in mobile gaming. We survived because we adapted ourselves to the new realities. In this talk, Juan Gril, Studio Manager, will give a review of the lessons learned, and his view of the industry.
- Juan GRIL, President & Studio Head, Joju Games