Game Developer Confererence 2007 Roundup

I gave at roundup of this year’s Game Developer Conference at Melbourne gamedev event Dissecta a fortnight ago. See the attached slides [game-developer-conference-07.ppt] from the talk for the details, but here are my picks for this years trends in the game industry in 30 seconds.

  • User-created content and user-driven gameplay (eg Spore, Little Big Planet). See also Web 2.0.
  • Social, connected gaming (XBox Live, Sony Home, Little Big Planet).
  • Casual, Browser and Downloadable games (eg BigFish, XBox Live, Nintendo Wii, Steam).
  • Multithreading (eg Valve Source engine)

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