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Game Audio Network Guild's Fall Summit/Demo Derby

From: Dren M.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:51 AM
Hi All - 
I just wanted to post info on another SF event next month for anyone interested in game audio. 

The eventbrite page is here:

Saturday, October 15th 2-5 pm

If you are a member of the Game Audio Network Guild (GANG - or a student at Pyramind, the event is free, otherwise it is $20

GANG'S Fall Summit and Demo Derby - "Indie Game Audio"


Finding new paths in game audio as the landscape of game platforms changes on a daily basis, with an emphasis on game audio in mobile, social and independent games.



Wilbert Roget (composer, LucasArts), Josh Whelchel (composer, Mojang & others), Jeff Essex (Creative Director, Audiosyncrasy), and Dren McDonald (composer/sound designer, LOLapps and GANG news editor/community manager)

Each panelist plans to share their own experiences working in a non-AAA console space, whether the challenges they've come across specific to various platforms (mobile, iOS, Facebook), or working with independent developers, and discuss their solutions to the problems they've run into in these new game platforms and work environments. The game audio professional working in this market is very often working as an entire audio department, and the panel will spend some time discussing expectations, budgets, skill sets, and problem solving.

After an hour of sharing some examples and stories from the trenches, there will be a demo derby, much like the demo derbies that GANG conducts at GDC San Francisco every year. Submissions will be accepted through the GANG website and we are limited to 15 submissions so submit soon!  In an effort to save time during the derby, all demo submissions will have been ported to a power point slide set so we will not be accepting submissions on the night of the event.

Since the event will be broadcast online via USTREAM, we will accept demo submissions from any GANG member, but will give priority to those who will be in attendance. GANG members may submit either MP3 files or send a YouTube link of their clips. We are accepting both music composition and sound design submissions. If you are a GANG member and have not been able to afford a trip to GDC, we encourage you to take this opportunity to submit your work. 

I hope to see some of you there!

Dren McDonald

composer | sound designer | audio nerd

Skype: drenmc
Twitter: drenmc
2011 GANG Distinguished Service Award

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