Molyneux to keynote Unite 2012

Molyneux to keynote Unite 2012
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

July 3rd 2012 at 4:00PM

22Cans boss and former Lionhead man to speak at Unity user conference

Peter Molyneux is to deliver a keynote speech at the Unite 2012 Unity user conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, this August.

Molyneux, who currently heads up Unity-using start-up 22Cans, will discuss the design philosophy behind 22Cans, and share with the audience how fast iteration practices can help create new game experiences.

"I am greatly looking forward to speaking at the Unite Conference. It's an excellent opportunity to address developers from all facets of the games development community including those that are, like ourselves, independent developers looking to create wildly new experiences,” said Molyneux.

“Unity has allowed 22Cans to prototype and release in a remarkably short time. I'm excited to share these experiences and potentially inspire attendees to use the fast iteration enabled with Unity to be creative, take chances, and design games that will in turn inspire others."

“At Unity we are lifelong fans of Peter Molyneux’s games, and I can't wait to hear his thoughts on the evolution of the game industry,” added David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, who will deliver the opening address at Unite. “Peter is one of the coolest developers – and a great speaker – and we are extremely proud to count him amongst Unity users.”

Conceived to bring together Unity experts, professional users, and beginners to learn and exchange ideas about the best practices for using the engine, the annual Unite events are perennially popular with Unity's famously devoted user-base.

The Unite 2012 conference will take place from August 22nd to August 24th in Amsterdam and will be preceded by a Unity training day on August 21st. Other speakers include inXile’s Brian Fargo, The Creative Assembly’s Renaud Charpentier, and Unity’s Erland Korner and Jonas Echterhoff

More about the event, including details of the schedule and sessions, visit the event's official site.