Jun 18 2009
The Immersive Worlds conference was this week, held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. This conference is largely sponsored by Silicon Knights. Many game-industry topics were tackled throughout. Geoffrey Rockwell’s debate-style keynote explored the purpose, role, and value of “serious games”. The “Making Good Ideas Work” panel emphasised building bridges between the games industry, academia, and the government to enable bright game developers to find employment or entrepreneurial success in Canada. The three tracks offered insightful presentations on game-related issues in areas such as education, intellectual property, marketing, new interaction media, social impact, and more. Several members of Carleton’s Hyperlab and HotSoft lab gave presentations: Jessica Aldred, Pippin Barr, Claire Dormann, Alain Forget, Brain Greenspan, Rilla Khaled, Natalie King, Jennifer Whitson.