Monday, August 21, 2006

Lecture at Games Convention Developer Conference

Leipzig, Germany

Even before the implosion of E3, the Games Convention in Leipzig was the biggest game trade show in the world -- and yet surprisingly few American developers know about it. 130,000 people come from all over Europe to see the latest games. At the same time, there's a conference for developers. I was invited, and gave them a version of my lecture from this year's Game Developers' Conference in San Jose, "A New Vision for Interactive Stories." I could only stay one day, unfortunately, but I met up with some old friends and made a number of new contacts too.

Leipzig is in the old East Germany, but you wouldn't know it to look at the town. 17 years after the wall came down the city bustles with life. Modern hotels and the colossal convention center, Leipziger Messe, give it the look of any prosperous German city. I'll definitely go back for longer next year if they want me.