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|Session Name:||The Future or a Fad? Windows 8 Developers on Creating Games for an Emerging Platform|
|Speaker(s):||Paul Hake, Eric Johnson, Kenny Rosenblatt, Neil Sorens|
|Company Name(s):||HitPoint Studios, All Things Digital, Arkadium, Zen Studios|
|Track / Format:||Future of Gaming|
|Overview:||With the slew of new platforms and operating systems available for developers to create on, which emerging platform is right for you, and why should you make the choice to start working on it? Top Windows 8 developers including Arkadium, Hit Point Studios and Zen Studios - the teams behind hit games like Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Taptiles, Adera, and Pinball FX - will discuss the highlights and complexities of developing for Windows 8 games on the PC, tablet and mobile devices. This panel will explore the advantages of being a first-mover on a new platform, the opportunities to dominate in a broad marketplace, the challenges in getting your app noticed in an unknown ecosystem, why they chose to develop for Windows 8, and thoughts for the future.|