Visionary just sold Gaikai to Sony for $380m. Tomorrow hundreds will see him get top games honour
550 people representing over 100 different companies will be on hand to see David Perry named Development Legend tomorrow night.
The Gaikai CEO is special guest at the tenth annual Develop Awards on the evening of Wednesday, July 10th where he will enter the games development 'hall of fame', honouring his achievements in games over the last 20 years.
Perry has most recently secured massive support from Sony, which stepped in to buy the cloud streaming business for $380m last week.
But he's an icon of games development too, respected and widely quoted, an avid lecturer and business leader.
He devised Earthworm Jim, formed Shiny Entertainment, and has pushed heavily into online games and gaming technology.
His award is just one of 21 handed out tomorrow night. Other awards up for grabs are New IP, Visual Arts, Technical Innovation, New Studio, and the much-coveted Grand Prix.
Winners for those will be named at a gala ceremony tomorrow night.
A handful of tickets are still available - contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk if you'd like to attend.
Companies already confirmed as attending include:
Big Bit Ltd
Blitz Games Studios
Canadian High Commission
Creative Artists Agency
Damp Gnat Limited
Edward Grabowski Communications
Green Man Gaming
Harbottle & Lewis
Interactive Studio Management
Johnny Atom Productions
Mode 7 Games
Nova Scotia Business
Richard Jacques Studios
Six to Start
The Creative Assembly
Universal Music Publishing Production
VMC Game Labs
We R Interactive
The Awards are presented with the kind support of our sponsors: Crytek (Platinum), Deep Silver (Platinum), Rare (Gold), Amiqus (Gold) Testronic Labs (Gold), Supermassive Games (Gold), UKIE (Gold), Autodesk (Gold), Game Connection (Category Sponsor), Nova Scotia Business (Welcome Reception Partner), Zattikka (Event Partner), MPG Universal (Event Partner), OPM Recruitment (Table Gift Partner).