Graeme Devine and Houston Howard Are The First Keynotes For SGW
We are also working hard to bring you some of the most incredible speakers in the industry. The first two keynote speakers for SGW are Graeme Devine, who’s CV is just incredible (iD, Ensenble, IGDA, Microsoft, Apple, Magic Leap… etc.) and Houston Howard, a visionary and pioneer in games, transmedia and the future of gaming.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, with more speakers being lined up for all of the events across Scottish Games Week, from More Than Games (Monday 24th of October in Glasgow), to the SGW Industry Conference (Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October in Dundee). Seriously – wait until you see who else is going to be on the bill…
Graeme Devine, formerly of id Software and one of the key designers behind the seminal game Quake 3, said:
I’m really looking forward to presenting at Scottish Games Week! Scotland has a long history of being a creative engine for the world and being able to return to encourage that endeavour is extremely humbling and exciting.
Houston Howard, leading transmedia storyteller and author of ‘You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Story: The 21st Century Survival’, said:
There is so much opportunity, so many channels, and such an endless amount of tools for artists to launch and scale IP that I’m convinced that this is the most exciting time to be a creator since the invention of the printing press. It’s great to see Scottish Games Week is highlighting this.”
Brian Baglow, founder and director of Scottish Games Week, said:
Scottish Games Week 2022 will not only celebrate and showcase Scottish gaming talent working all over the world, but will highlight the enormous achievements, opportunities and potential of the games ecosystem to our digital future.
Graeme is a global scot, working on the world stage, while Houston is a pioneer and thought leader exploring our converged interactive future. We are truly delighted to have them involved and welcome them to join the first SGW programme.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a lot more happening and many more exciting announcements to make as this brand new video games event in Scotland.
The programme for Scottish Games Week is coming together. We will be calling for speakers and participants in the very near future, as well as opening up entries for the first ever Scottish Games Awards.
The events within SGW are:
More Than Games (Barclay’s Campus, Glasgow)
Video games are Scotland’s ‘secret weapon’ offering far more than ‘mere’ entertainment. More Than Games will open up this remarkable ecosystem and make games relevant to the wider digital tech, creative industries, media, public sector and government in Scotland.
Education Symposium (Codebase, Edinburgh)
A special event bringing together key educational institutions across the country, exploring the potential for games education and games IN education.
Scottish Games Week Conference (Malmaison, Dundee)
An industry-focused conference, discussing the future of the games ecosystem. Developers, publishers, funders, educators and public sector – this is for you.
Scottish Games Awards (Malmaison, Dundee)
Showcasing and highlighting the incredible talent, creativity and skills of the game creators, educators and community across Scotland.
We also have a growing number of satellite events taking place across the whole of Scotland, from the highlands and islands to the borders. We will also be promoting and supporting fringe events across the country, organised and run by other people to highlight the sheer scale and diversity of the games ecosystem.
Scottish Games Week is supported by the Scottish Government’s Ecosystem Fund, delivered as part of its Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review (STER) programme.
Scottish Games Week has partnered with Citizen Ticket, the cutting-edge Scottish ticketing platform. Dedicated to the fight against climate change, for every ticket purchased Citizen Ticket will plant a tree – a cause fully supported by the team behind Scottish Games Week.
For the latest updates, more information about Scottish Games Week and to purchase one of the strictly limited early bird tickets, visit Citizen Ticket.