The Worlds in Motion site notes that the first keynote address has been announced for this year's Austin Game Developer's Conference
. Last last month the first speakers, such as Damion Schubert
and Min Kim
, were announced for the MMO-focused event
. This week the event's first keynote has been announced
, and it's very different from your average early-morning droner. Fans of The Office
rejoice! The folks behind the Dunder Mifflin social networking game
will be offering up ways of "driving user behavior and increasing engagement"
Other events announced include a technical discussion on Tabula Rasa's shading technology
; that's an in-depth session aimed at MMO developers looking for cost/benefit tradeoffs. Probably the most exciting announced talk this week is Nick Fortugno's talk entitled What Your Mother and Your Ten-Year Old Can Teach You About MMOs
. He gave a similar lecture at this year's IMGDC event, previously discussed here on the site. Interested parties will get early bird status through August 27th.