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“Cloud in the gaming industry now and in the future – what is the opportunity for game developers?”

Date: Wednesday 12th December 2012

Please register here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4912311857

"Cloud in the gaming industry now and in the future – what is the opportunity for game developers?” Develop a concept with our cloud gaming experts.

Talk and briefing at Modern Jago venue in Shoreditch
Wednesday 12th December at 6.30pm with beer and bagels.

Gaming is set to change massively over the next five years, and Cloud gaming is at the forefront of this. James Binns, Managing Director of Network N Ltd and Rob Fraser - Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Services for Microsoft UK, will lead this discussion.

They will share their background and expertise in the industry and their opinions on cloud gaming now and in the future, with the expectation of inspiring lively debate and encouraging new thinking about cloud gaming. Cloud gaming is set to have a significant impact on the games industry, with analysts projecting potential revenues of 6% of the market by 2017. With this in mind our speakers will discuss the context of the rise of cloud gaming and the impact of digital distribution and highlight the opportunities for developers, as well as setting a cloud gaming creative brief of their own for developers to respond to.

Do you have vision, creativity and want to feel inspired? If so, James will be setting the brief at Modern Jago on Wednesday 12th December, and is looking for creative responses for new app concepts using Cloud gaming. Entry will be simple and straightforward, and will initially involve the sharing of ideas with the ultimate aim of building the app. James will lead the discussion with his personal views on the current utilization of Cloud in the UK games industry, as well as elaborating on the areas where he feels there are opportunities for the industry with Cloud, and the potential pitfalls. He will also share examples of best practice in business models, game mechanics, user profiles and distribution mechanics.

Rob will then cover Microsoft’s Cloud proposition and share his thoughts on what opportunities are available on each platform. The brief will then be set and guests will have the opportunity to ask any burning questions. March’s issue of Develop magazine will contain a supplement on Cloud Gaming, the best concepts will be showcased within this issue. This brief is the second instalment of The Modern Jago Awards – briefs will be set over 5 separate talks between November and February. The aim is to encourage creative collaboration and sharing of ideas.

Microsoft will be providing support / workshops at Modern Jago once briefs have been set. In February there will be an Awards event to celebrate the best outputs from Modern Jago. Modern Jago is at Rochelle School & Club Row, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES

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