Inventing the Future of Games Symposium 2011


Inventing the Future of Games Symposium took place Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Indian Center in Milpitas. This symposium aimed to explore the possibilities of the next decade of gaming innovation and technology.

Sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media, the symposium gathered some of the brightest minds of academia and industry to discuss the advancement of game design and technology.

The inaugural symposium and coming out party for the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media featured keynote speeches by Sims creator Will Wright, Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble (Second Life),and Michael Mateas, co-creator of Facade.

More information is available at games.soe.ucsc.edu/future2011. The symposium was open to the public.

The symposium included four sessions: exploring the relationship between games and cinema, making self-generating games, the future of games and culture, and creating new forms of character and dialogue.

The following videos are of the three keynote speakers, in order of presentation, Michael Mateas, Rod Humble, and Will Wright:

Inventing the Future of Video Games Keynote Michael Mateas

Inventing the Future of Video Games Keynote Rod Humble

Inventing the Future of Video Games Keynote Will Wright

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