Videogame Developer Panel Discussion

IGDA Austin

(Not) The End Of The World was a a videogame developer panel discussion jointly produced by International Game Developers Association-Austin and KLRU on January 4, 2013 in KLRU’s Studio 6A. The featured videos consist of the 12 main questions asked of the panel that evening.

The discussion both played with the idea of the predicted end of the world in 2012 and the state of the gaming industry while highlighting the work done in Austin on five very high-profile games DARKSIDERS 2, DISHONORED, PIRATE101, HALO 4 and STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC. Seven panelists from the five studios with a base in Austin representing these games answered questions meant to provide basic understanding about how they were able to enjoy success in a year marked by difficulty, and their foresight into the future in a world that has yet to end.

Thanks to IGDA-Austin, our panelists and moderator, our volunteer staff and our studio audience!

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Date: Friday, Jan. 4th
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: event is free but RSVP required. RSVP now
Ring in the new year with professional game developers, from five of the most prominent 2012 video games made in Austin!  Learn about some great locally-made game projects from their creators.  Presented by International Game Developers Association-Austin and moderated by chapter chair Jennifer Bullard.

Special thanks to Batch 19 for providing their Pre-Prohibition Style Lager. The recipe dates back to before prohibition (1919-hense Batch ’19′).  It was discovered in the basement of the brewery that has been around since 1878.  The beer is made with two rare types of hops — Hersbrucker is a German style hop that is very grassy and Strisslespalt is a hop that has a flavor similar to black currant and is slightly sweeter.