Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Games Industry


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Games Industry

SA 5101

November 19, 2010 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Jesse Schell

CEO, Schell Games

Prior to launching Schell Games in 2002 and subsequently growing it into the largest and most successful game development company in Pittsburgh, Jesse was the Creative Director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio, where he worked and played for seven years as a designer, programmer and manager on numerous projects for Disney theme parks. Upon founding Schell Games he has continued to help design and develop interactive theme park attractions as well as widely recognized mass market MMOs and other projects.
Jesse also currently holds a faculty position as Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center where he teaches classes in Game Design and collaborative teamwork. Jesse recently authored the critically acclaimed book The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, which Game Developer Magazine named book of the year in 2008.

Chris Foster

Design Director
Harmonix Music Systems

At Harmonix, Chris was lead designer on The Beatles: Rock Band, Project Lead on Green Day: Rock Band, and designer/programmer on the iPod game Phase. Before coming to Harmonix, Chris was at Turbine (as a Lead Content Designer on The Lord of the Rings Online and UI Designer/Live Lead Designer on Asheron's Call), and Impressions Software. He has been developing games for 18 years. He's finally getting good at it.

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