Saturday, January 20, 2007

Serious Games Squared

SERIOUS GAMES SUMMIT GDC 2007 KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED!



KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED!
Serious Games Squared Ichiro Otobe
Chief Strategist, Square Enix
Monday, March 59AM - 10AM


What happens when serious games get backed and powered by a leading game company and what can we learn from it?


In March 2006 Square Enix, one of the largest developers and publishers of interactive entertainment including the Final Fantasy®



Dragon Quest®



and Kingdom Hearts series of games, announced it was forming SG Lab – a serious games oriented joint venture with Gakken, a major textbook publisher in Japan. This announcement marked a specific point in the growth of the serious games field as it was entered directly into by one of the most respected game developers in the industry.

Little to date has been released about the effort beyond its initial announcement and the venture's corporate Web site