City of Heroes dev plans MMO blitz for GDC

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 10:14 GMT

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Cryptic Studios, developer of NCSoft MMOs City of Heroes and City of Villians, is going to be drenching next week’s GDC in MMO-related talks, the company confirmed this morning. Five staff members are going to be making the trip to San Francisco.

Here’s what you can expect from the studio at the show:

IGDA Educational Summit (panel)
Speaker: Matt Highison (Character Artist, Cryptic Studios)
Time/Date: 10:00am – 6:00pm, February 18, 2008
Location: Rooms 131, 122

Session: SQL Considered Harmful: Databases for MMORPGs
Speaker: Shannon Posniewski (Director of Game Programming, Cryptic Studios)
Time/Date: 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Feb. 20, 2008
Location: Room 3004, West Hall

Session: Proper Use of Episodic Content in a MMO
Speaker: Jack Emmert (Chief Creative Officer, Cryptic Studios)
Time/Date: 9:00am – 10:00am, February 21, 2008
Location: Room 2014, West Hall

Session: Future of MMOs
Speaker: Jack Emmert (Chief Creative Officer, Cryptic Studios)
Time/Date: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, February 21, 2008
Location: Room 135, North Hall

Session: Lessons from the Front Lines: Startup CEOs share their insider stories (panel)
Speaker: Michael Lewis (President, Cryptic Studios)
Time/Date: 4:00pm-5:00pm, February 21, 2008
Location: Room 2007, West Hall

Session: Audio for MMOs (panel)
Speaker: Michael Henry (Audio Director, Cryptic Studios)
Time/Date: 4:00pm – 5:00pm, February 21, 2008
Location: Room 2022, West Hall

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