Hey everybody, I've got a panel in this year's panel picker for SXSW Interactive 2014, and Gaming Trend will be well represented by myself and Ron in the panel: Press Start to Begin: UX and Video Games
'Press start to begin' is the message gamers have been greeted with since the early days of interactive entertainment. Hitting that start button is typically the player’s first interaction with a game after putting in the cartridge or disk, the moment they go from passive observer to active participant.
As the number of gamers and the devices they play them on grows, game designers and developers are starting to look in the direction of User Experience to help them craft interactions that not only make it easer for users to play their games, but to enhance the experience of the game itself. This panel of game journalists and game designers will talk about how UX has impacted the game industry, what developers are looking for out of UX, and how UX can take games to even greater heights, offering examples of games that are already there, and maybe a few that could use a little help. - See more at: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/22949#sthash.IQyYkoot.dpuf
Besides Ron and myself, I've confirmed two additional panelists:
David Sinclair- UX Designer at Crytek
Richard 'Lord British' Garriott of Portalarium
Needless to say, Ron and I are both very excited for this opportunity (as are David and Richard), but we need your help! The panel picker is only a part of the selection process, but it's a very important one. If you like the panel idea and want to help Ron and I represent Gaming Trend at SXSWi, vote us up and leave a comment! Voting ends Sept 6th!