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