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Join us for a new con­fer­ence where we’ll be talk­ing to the cre­ators of some of 2016’s most keenly an­tic­i­pated games

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In­tro­duc­ing the new Edge game con­fer­ence, ar­riv­ing on Jan 14

Jan­uary 14 in Lon­don will mark the de­but for Hype, a new videogame con­fer­ence from the cre­ators of Edge. At the Ham Yard Ho­tel in W1, mag­a­zine con­trib­u­tors will join game cre­ators on stage to map out a course for the fu­ture of in­ter­ac­tive en­ter­tain­ment. The con­fer­ence is aimed at both game cre­ators and en­thu­si­asts, and tick­ets are avail­able to buy on­line now (www.hy­peevent.co.uk).

In­dus­try pioneer Phil Har­ri­son will be join­ing us for our key­note in­ter­view ses­sion, in which the for­mer PlaySta­tion and Xbox man will be tack­ling top­ics that are chang­ing the rules for in­ter­ac­tion, in­clud­ing AR, VR and new user in­ter­faces.

We’ll also be talk­ing to the cre­ators of some of 2016’s most in­no­va­tive games, such as Reagent Games’ cloud­pro­cess­ing-en­hanced Crack­down 3, with live demos pre­sented on stage, along with au­di­ence Q&A op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Among those tak­ing part in dis­cus­sions and in­ter­views will be Edge writ­ers Nathan Brown, Si­mon Parkin, Steven Poole and Keza MacDonald, while an­other Edge con­trib­u­tor, Mark Brown, will be pre­sent­ing a live in­stal­ment of his renowned YouTube se­ries Game Maker’s Toolkit. In a spe­cial The Making Of… slot, Fron­tier Devel­op­ments’ David Braben will tell the story be­hind Elite: Dan­ger­ous, while a ded­i­cated in­die ses­sion fea­tures UK in­dus­try lu­mi­nar­ies Si­mon Byron, Paul Kil­duff-Tay­lor, Dan Mar­shall and Caspian Prince.

The event, which is pre­sented in as­so­ci­a­tion with Bandai Namco En­ter­tain­ment UK, will also give at­ten­dees the op­por­tu­nity to play Dark Souls III. For more info, in­clud­ing up­dates on fur­ther fea­tures, guests and game demo ses­sions, head to the Hype web­site.

Hype runs from 9:30am to 5:45pm, and will be fol­lowed by an in­vi­ta­tion-only com­pan­ion event that will see the Edge Awards pre­sented on stage for the first time since their in­cep­tion nearly 20 years ago

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT Phil Har­ri­son is head­lin­ing in Hype’s key­note in­ter­view slot; David Braben will dis­cuss the making of Elite: Dan­ger­ous; Dan Mar­shall (Size Five Games); Si­mon Parkin (Death By Video Game); Keza MacDonald (Ko­taku UK); Reagent’s Crack­down3; Paul Kil­duff-Tay­lor (Mode 7); Mark Brown (Game Maker’s Toolkit). Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls III (cen­tre) will be playable at the event

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