San Francisco’s Game Developer Conference will host a Pokemon GO panel next month! The panel will feature Niantic’s CEO, who will discuss development of the game and allow attendees to see it in action for the very first time. The conference will take place from March 14th to 16th, but the specific date and time for the Pokemon GO panel has not been announced yet.
The conference costs hundreds of dollars to attend, so we’ll most likely have to rely on large gaming industry websites to report the news if Pokemon doesn’t announce it themselves. Otherwise I’d be going! :p
Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon GO and Real World Gaming
John Hanke | CEO, Niantic, Inc.
Track: Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit
Pass Type: Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass, All Access Pass – Get your pass now!
Over the last three years, Niantic, Inc. has been defining the genre of Real World gaming, using smartphones and tablets to connect the digital world to the physical world. Niantic’s newest game, Pokemon GO, ups the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-colored monsters loose across the globe, adding a new Bluetooth wearable device created by Nintendo to the mix. Join Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke as he discusses how the company has developed a unique vision for delivering a mobile Pokemon experience that gets would-be trainers into the outdoors.
Attendees will get a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.