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Epic president Mike Capps to give GDC Europe keynote

Tuesday, 19th July 2011 16:45 GMT By Johnny Cullen

GDC Europe organisers have announced this afternoon that Epic president Mike Capps is to give the main keynote at the event next month.

Capps, in a speech entitled “Size Doesn’t Matter: How Epic Brings AAA Attitude to Every Game, from Gears of War 3 to Infinity Blade” will give insight into “how Epic has delivered fun, successful triple-A experiences of all kinds: console blockbusters, mobile games, experimental Internet shareware, and legendary PC shooters.”

“Epic’s name is one of the few that resonates just as much with the game makers as it does the game players – having brought to market arguably the most successful game engine of all time, alongside major game franchises such as Gears of War. Dr. Mike Capps is a true industry stalwart, leading Epic Games to AAA hits time and time again,” said GDCE director Frank Sliwka.

“GDC Europe attendees will take away many valuable lessons from Dr. Capps and leave with new insights on how best to maximize resources.”

GDC Europe happens from August 15-17 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne alongside gamescom.

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