The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced new speakers for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit. David Cage joins previously announced headliners Gabe Newell, Randy Pitchford, Jenova Chen and Jesse Schell. AIAS also released details for panels being held at the summit.
A panel on mobile game trends gathers Matt Lee Johnston, former senior producer on Plants vs. Zombies 2 at Popcap, Phil Larsen CMO of Fruit Ninja maker Halfbrick Games, David Edery, CEO of Triple Town maker Spry Fox, Julian Farrior, CEO of Paper Toss and Dragonvale maker Backflip Studios, and Geg Harper, GM of Clash of Clans maker Supercell.
Microsoft and 343 Industries’ Halo duo Frank O’Connor and Kiki Wolfkill will pair up for a presentation on franchise building and transmedia storytelling.
Additional speakers include Amir Rao, studio director at Bastion maker Supergiant Games, Xavier Poix, managing director at Ubisoft France and producer on Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and David Ting, GM of eSports at IGN Entertainment.
The summit will also mark the 16th annual AIAS Achievement Awards, now known as the D.I.C.E. Awards. AIAS' annual honors for top games of the year by category and achievements in various game making discplines are considered to be among the most prestigious awards given to game makers.
The D.I.C.E. summit is scheduled for February 5-8 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony takes place on the night of February 7.
More information on summit presentations and registration details are at www.dicesummit.org.