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Since the advent of the contemporary smartphone and the debut of the mobile app store in 2008, mobile has been the hottest sector in the game industry. Successful mobile games now generate millions of dollars of revenue per day. We are now about to enter a new phase of mobile gaming in which the gameplay extends beyond the phone itself to the world around us. Get ready for gaming everywhere, when next-generation mobile phones connect to smart devices, smart appliances, smart cars and smart cities, linking the entire city scape with an invisible layer of data that will serve as a canvas for massive metagames. For game designers and game-based marketing experts, this is nirvana. For the players, it could be transformative: we'll literally live the game. This talk will examine the trajectory of technologies and game formats that brought us to this point, and will explore the possibilities that lie ahead.
General Creativity, President/Founder, Creative Visions Foundation
Robert Tercek is one of Hollywood's most prolific creative executives in digital media. He has designed and produced hundreds of titles published across every platform from television shows to computer and console games to mobile phones. His career is marked by several milestones, including the launch of the first computer games, the first online multiplayer games, the first interactive TV game shows, the world's first mobile video system, and the world's largest live educational seminar on the Internet. He served in executive leadership roles at several major media companies, including The Oprah Winfrey Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and MTV: Music Television. He also co-founded five companies including three game publishing ventures. He was the founding chairman of GDC Mobile and today serves as the Chairman of the Creative Visions Foundation in Malibu, California.