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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Browser vs. Client-based Freetoplay MMOs
Speaker(s): Markus Buchtmann, Frank Cartwright, Rob Ollett, Patrick Streppel, Kevin Xu
Company Name(s): SevenOne Intermedia, K2 Network GamersFirst, Bigpoint International, gamigo AG, IGG Inc.
Track / Format: Business & Management

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Overview: Will browser-based games completely replace client-based games as a result of their huge benefit to accessibility? If so, what impact will this have on the quality, level of complexity, fraud and hacking, and development costs? These industry leading Freetoplay publishers are on the forefront of this transformation and therefore work to answer these questions every day. They all currently publish both browser and client-based games. They will discuss the benefits and drawbacks to each approach based on their experience and provide insight and direction enabling game developers to create the best games on the right platform at the right time with the best technology.

GDC Europe 2010

Markus Buchtmann

SevenOne Intermedia

Frank Cartwright

K2 Network GamersFirst

Rob Ollett

Bigpoint International

Patrick Streppel

gamigo AG

Kevin Xu

IGG Inc.

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