Brenda Romero, Double Fine and Ninja Theory headline GDC Europe 2014

Brenda Romero, Double Fine and Ninja Theory headline GDC Europe 2014
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

July 9th 2014 at 8:00AM

This year’s conference also introduces the European Innovative Games Showcase

A host of big names will be speaking at the 2014 Game Developers Conference Europe, which will be held in Cologne, Germany next month.

Some of the more notable speakers include Brenda Romero and members of the Double Fine Games and Ninja Theory teams.

Romero will be hosting a session entitled ‘I, Outsider’, in which she will discusses the issue of self-validation and acceptance for innovative companies seemingly outside the games industry, and why they crave the environment of established developers.

Meanwhile, Double Fine’s Anna Kipnis will share secrets about the process of getting dialogue into games, from the writing of the script to translating it to a foreign language. And, in a talk entitled ‘The Independent Triple-A Proposition’, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades will reflect on the studio’s 14-year history and share footage of both unreleased games and the studio’s unannounced triple-A project.

You can find a full schedule of GDC Europe 2014’s sessions and speakers by clicking here.

GDC Europe is also introducing the European Innovative Games Showcase, which will shine the spotlight on some of the most promising projects under development from across the continent. This will take place during the 2014 Independent Games Summit.

GDC Europe 2014 takes place in Cologne, Germany alongside trade and consumer show Gamescom. It will run from Monday, August 11th to Wednesday, August 13th, with the GDC Expo taking place during the first two days.

This year, the organisers have joined forces with Aruba Events and its Respawn convention, with attendees of the latter offered free access to the GDC Expo and discounted conference passes. Both companies will host a GDC Europe and Respawn Developer Night party on Tuesday, August 12th.

Early Registration for GDC Europe is still available but only until Wednesday, July 16th. Signing up before the deadline will save you €200.