Flash Gaming Summit 2012 – 15% discount and 2 free tickets giveaway

 

 

If you’re able to get to San Francisco on March 4th 2012 (the day before GDC) then I’d strongly recommend attending the Flash Gaming Summit. This is the 4th year it has been running and it’s a great place to meet pretty much everyone of any importance in the Flash gaming world. Sponsors, companies, portals and fellow developers will be in attendance. The topic this year is “Maximise your game” which is a PR way of saying “hold onto your IP”. Accordingly it will cover taking your Flash IP onto other platforms, and who knows – you may even meet someone who has actually made some money from Android games 😉

The speakers list is impressive: CrowdStar, KIXEYE, Adobe, The9 and BioWare to name a few. Definitely go and hear what Thiabault Imbert (Flash Player Product Manager) has to say in his Flash: The Next Generation talk. The summary is enticing: “In this session the Adobe gaming team will discuss the next generation of Flash technology that will enable incredible games for both the web and mobile devices. Topics will include new GPU rendering technology and advanced profiling tools that will empower developers to take their games to the next level on the Flash Platform.” – maybe he’ll even demo FalconJS.

If you’re anything like me it’s probably the more indie dev speakers you’ll want to hear and there’s a good selection of them. The Ninja Kiwi guys will be talking about multi-player game development, Ben Garney will cover “the death of Flash” and Sean McGee is hosting a panel about Flash development circa 2012. Iain Lobb will also be doing a talk about making a “real” 2D game in Flash, i.e. apparently something that doesn’t use Flixel. BTW I’ll give away one Amazon gift voucher to an attendee  if he disses HTML5 more than 10 times in his session 😉

It sounds like it’ll be a great conference. If you’re going to be in the area for GDC anyway then it makes complete sense to attend, or if it’s easy for you to get there then do so too! The organisers have offered me a discount code. So if you want to buy a ticket you can save 15% by registering here and using the code: promo_photonstorm_15.

I’ve also got 2 free tickets to give away. If you’d like to win one just post a comment to this article and I’ll pick 2 people at random at the end of the week.

The full program schedule here: http://www.flashgamingsummit.com/program.html

Posted on February 20th 2012 at 2:33 pm by .
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  • February 20th 2012 at 3:30 pm

    First. I also +1 google. etc and VP eng at a gaming company.
    Pick me, pick me for the ticket.

  • February 20th 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Woo! I’ll be arriving early on the 4th for GDC 😀

  • February 22nd 2012 at 7:40 am

    Flash gaming summit is so cool, but I wish I could go D:

  • February 22nd 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Wish I could enroll. Do you think whether they will publish talks as videos or power point slides anywhere or not?

  • February 22nd 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I’ll be in SF that weekend and would love to go but I can’t afford it with being indie and poor, you know… Pick me randomness!

  • C
    March 2nd 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks for the generous offer, I would like to get the pass so that I can learn and share the knowledge with other people.

  • Will Jordan
    March 2nd 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Really looking forward to the talks at this summit! I’ve been working on a 2d Flash game engine and I’m excited to hear good discussions on Flash rendering performance and game engine best practices. I’ve heard talk about a live stream being made available like it has been in previous years, for those of us not lucky enough to score free tickets :)

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