Thursday, 17th September, 2009 - The DICE Summit takes a trip to Games Convention Asia
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has partnered with LMI Asia Pte for the first ever DICE Summit Asia, to be held within the Games Convention Asia in Singapore. The Summit will take place on the first day of the GC Asia Conference at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center.
The summit will feature five top international game-makers, including Yasuhide Kobayashi, senior vice president for Sony Computer Electronic Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Eundo Chae, general director for Wizet Studio, Nexon, Masaya Matsuura, president of NanaON-Sha Co in Japan, and Chris Taylor, the founder andc reative director of US-based Gas Powered Games.
Kobayashi will discuss 'The history of cultured localisation: Taking on the eternal challenge of crossing cultural borders'. He is best known for producing the Everybody’s Golf series published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Kobayashi, who began his career at Sega, where he worked in marketing and sales promotion for child-directed computers and software, has been credited as a producer on over 40 games; among them Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, Patapon, Resistance: Fall of Man, The Edge of Judgement and, most recently, inFamous.
Chae will speak about Maple Story in 'How Nexon was able to create a property that was relevant across the world'. Maple Story is the world’s first 2D massively multiplayer online role playing game, which has more than 92 million subscribers worldwide.