GDC Europe 2012 show organizers have announced new talks which include a retrospective on Battlefield from DICE, a panel on financing games, and presentations on both Unreal Engine 4 and CryEngine 3.
In the production track session, “Passion For Entertainment: 10 years of Battlefield/20 years of DICE,” DICE general manager Karl Magnus discusses trends and changes that helped shape the studio. He will also outline how the studio “supported and altered” its Battlefield franchise from traditional boxed products to persistent online services.
In the business and marketing track, the panel, will reveals steps on how to get an independent game financed. Called “Financing Options for Smaller Games,” speakers including Nicholas Lovell (GAMESbrief), Jonathan Newth (Tenshi Ventures), Patrick O’Luanaigh (nDreams), and Ciaran O’Leary (Earlybird).
Epic Games will host a real-time demo of Unreal Engine 4, and give the first public showing of the engine’s “Elemental” demonstration.
Crytek will showcase a new, small-scale project created with CryEngine3’s free SDK, as well as a look at the tools used in its free-to-play shooter, Warface.
GDC Europe’s Main Conference takes place Monday through Wednesday, August 13-15, 2012 at the Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany alongside gamescom.