Today we can reveal the full lineup of sessions for our forthcoming game conference, Hype, which takes place on January 14 at London's Ham Yard Hotel, and will see us joined onstage by some of the videogame industry's most renowned talents, including Phil Harrison (Alloy Platform Industries), David Braben (Frontier Developments), Alex Evans (Media Molecule), Dave Jones (Reagent Games) and Henrique Olifiers (Bossa Studios).
Meanwhile our indie session, hosted by Curve Digital's Simon Byron, features an equally formidable lineup, with Paul Kilduff-Taylor (Frozen Synapse), Dan Marshall (The Swindle) and Caspian Prince (Revenge Of The Titans) addressing the new indie landscape.
Joining game makers onstage will be writers and critics including Mark Brown, Nathan Brown, Keza MacDonald, Simon Parkin and Steven Poole.
Thanks to an exclusive partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment UK, Dark Souls III, one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2016, will be playable at the event.
Hype is focused on visions of videogaming's future, and aimed at giving developers the opportunity to discover how some of the industry's leading studios are using new technologies and techniques to create groundbreaking interactive experiences. However, the conference does not exclude non-developers, and all of the programming will be of interest to traditional consumers who read Edge, too.
It's a conference centred on the creativity and technology of games, not the business of games. So we'll be talking to game developers about new ways of interacting with game environments, for example, rather than obsessing over eCPAs or ARPDAUs. The business of games is a very important topic, but it's one served by other conferences.
The full conference schedule runs as follows:
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