Monday 17 June 2013

Speaking at Develop Conference 9th July 2013

I'll be giving a talk at this year's Develop Conference in Brighton. The talk will be on the design and potential of shared-tablet multiplayer gaming, and takes place at 10:15am on Tuesday 9th July as part of the Evolve track. If you're along for the conference I'd be delighted to see you there and I hope you enjoy hearing my perspective on this exciting area of game design!

If you think that shared-screen multiplayer is a thing of the past, think again. Creative use of tablet technology - a large interactive canvas with room for multiple players - allows designers to invent new forms of shared play, which players are embracing.

Indie developer Alistair Aitcheson takes an in-depth look at how shared-device multiplayer is being transformed on tablet. He looks at the design opportunities of using players as physical obstacles, the play possibilities when the device is no longer the referee, and how games culture is once again embracing truly social face-to-face gaming.

The Evolve track is the section of the Develop conference dedicated to cutting-edge technology, design and business models. An exciting opportunity to show shared-tablet multiplayer as an exciting and socially relevant area for gaming!