SHOW & GRAND GAME BATTLE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2007
ARENA FILMCITY, SIHLCITY ZURICH
8.30 - 10.30pm (Tickets)
Lineup: see below.
Some of the world's hottest game creators gather at the legendary GAMEHOTEL SHOW extravaganza for an inspiring journey into the future of interactive entertainment.
Guest stars from the US, Canada, Germany, and the UK include JADE RAYMOND (Assassin's Creed), CEVAT YERLI (Crysis), GARETH WILSON (Project Gotham Racing 4), DOUG CHURCH (LMNO / The Steven Spielberg project), and ALEX RIGOPULOS (RockBand).
Packed with ideas, style, and a whole lot of fun, this exuberant live event with a pop cultural spin is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for game aficionados to experience some of today's leading game designers sharing their thoughts and visions while demoing their latest titles.
Among the two-hour show's many highlights is the thrilling GRAND GAME BATTLE. Four über-motivated contestants will show off their skills in a breathtaking multi-round battle. "The winner of the GRAND GAME BATTLE will need to amaze the audience and the guest stars with a unique blend of gaming skills, a solid knowledge of yesterday's and tomorrow's games, and a memorable stage performance," says GAMEHOTEL executive producer Tina Cassani. "Hard-boiled gaming enthusiasts, self-confessed gamer girls, cocky fan boys are welcome, and casual gamers with panache are encouraged to apply."
:: THE ALL-STAR LINEUP ::
For the series' second edition in German-speaking Europe the event organizers have again handpicked a roster of high-profile game creators, all of whom are among the key voices in the constant quest for innovation and creativity in interactive entertainment .
JADE RAYMOND (Montreal) counts among the stars on the international gaming stage since her noted appearances at industry events E3 and X06 brought her into the spotlight. Prior to her current role as a game producer at Ubisoft's Montreal Studio, the trained computer scientist has produced hit games for Sony and EA like The Sims Online. For her exclusive appearance at the GAMEHOTEL SHOW, Jade will present Ubisoft's action adventure title Assassin's Creed, one of this year's most eagerly awaited games.
CEVAT YERLI (Frankfurt) is the head of leading German developer Crytek, the studio behind the immensely successful first person shooter FarCry, released in 2004. Neon magazine recently named Cevat one of the 100 most influential young people in the German economy. During his first GAMEHOTEL SHOW appearance, the charismatic Crytek boss will present the upcoming, highly anticipated next-gen title Crysis, which is set to amaze gamers around the world with its spectacular graphics, innovative gameplay, and epic science fiction story.
DOUG CHURCH (Los Angeles) is the Executive Producer at Electronic Arts Los Angeles and the team leader of the highly anticipated game code-named LMNO, which is being developed in conjunction with film director Steven Spielberg. Doug is one of the most respected game designers of the young generation. An expert in artificial intelligence, Doug worked at legendary Looking Glass Studios, Eidos Interactive, and Ion Storm, participating in games such as Ultima Underworld, System Shock, Thief, and Tomb Raider. He was also honored with a Community Contribution Award from IGDA, a leading organization in the gaming industry. At his GAMEHOTEL SHOW appearance, Doug will talk about his experiences in designing a game with three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg.
GARETH WILSON (Liverpool) is Design Manager at legendary British developer Bizarre Creations. As one of the masterminds behind the successful Project Gotham Racing series, he strives to ensure that racing games continue to be the fascinatingly fun experience that has secured them a top tier position among today's favorite game genres for many years. At his high-speed GAMEHOTEL SHOW appearance, Gareth will present the franchise's latest title, Project Gotham Racing 4, and act as a rigorous and discerning yet understanding and patient expert judge in the merciless GRAND GAME BATTLE.
ALEX RIGOPULOS (Boston) is the founder and CEO of hyper-innovative Boston-based game developer Harmonix. Following up on his multi-award winning hit game Guitar Hero, he is back in town with his latest masterpiece, RockBand, which has put gamers and music addicts around the globe in a trance well ahead of its November release. Four players can rock the house in a virtual band while singing and playing various instrument-based peripherals. For his GAMEHOTEL SHOW appearance, Alex himself will hit the drums - the big question of course being this: who will join his exclusive ad-hoc band this time around?
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