Audio often gets forgotten and game development conferences!
While the Melbourne International Games Week we're still lacking, we do have a bit more!
So, here's my schedule for PAX Aus! I hope it's helpful to any gameaudio students around :)
You can check the full schedule here: http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule
Nanojam 2.0: Live Game Design
- WOMBAT THEATRE
- FRIDAY 4/11 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Game design is usually a lengthy, iterative process. Experts spend countless hours massaging ideas into viable games. But what if we wanted to design over the course of, say, a PAX panel? What if we wanted to design a whole bunch of games?
Nanojam is a game design fracas featuring a panel of designers producing game ideas based on audience suggestions, with an artist and a composer frantically sketching and composing live on stage.
It's a mess. A big, wonderful, hilarious mess. Join us!
PANELISTS:Jason Imms [Word Mercenary, Most of them], Maize Wallin [Interactive Arts Composer and Teacher, Freelance], Leonie Yue [Character Designer and Illustrator, Mighty Games], Rami Ismail [Founder and Strategic Director, Vlambeer], Kris Straub [Cartoonist, Designer, Writer, Performer, Chainsawsuit], Alayna Cole [Games Lecturer and Writer, University of the Sunshine Coast]
Can't Code, Can't Draw: The Many Creative Jobs in Videogames
- GAMESPOT THEATRE
- FRIDAY 4/11 3:00PM - 4:00PM
PANELISTS:Seamus Byrne [Editor, CNET], Georgia Van Cuylenburg [Voice Actress, Final Fantasy XIII], Corey May [Narrative Director, Certain Affinity], Mick Gordon [Composer, DOOM], Sebastien Mitton [Art Director, Arkane Studios]
DOOM: Behind The Music
- DROPBEAR THEATRE
- FRIDAY 4/11 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Hey, Listen! - How and Why Great Games Sound So Good
- WOMBAT THEATRE
- SATURDAY 5/11 1:30PM - 2:30PM
PANELISTS:Zander Hulme [Composer and sound designer, Freelance], Meghann O'Neill [Composer, educator and game reviewer, Freelance], Rick Salter [Co-Founder, Hojo Studio], Maize Wallin [Composer and sound designer, Freelance], Lee May [Communications Manager, Defiant Development]
Hope to see ya at PAX! And do send me a message on Twitter @MaizeWallin, or email maize[at]maizewallin.com if you'd like to meet up!