Submitted by Joshua March on Wed, 17/06/2009 - 5:51am
The June garage is soon upon us - this Thursday evening, at the usual venue of Sun Microsystems, 45 King William St. This week we're focusing on social gaming dynamics - what makes great social games inside facebook, how do you make classic games that go on for years, and how do you apply gaming dynamics to non-gaming applications? On top of our already announced speakers, Karl Bunyan from Social Cash and Alex Fleetwood from Hide & Seek, we'll be joined by: Sam Mathews, founder of Fnatic, one of the world's leading professional video gaming teams, talking about the professional gaming industry and what it takes for a multiplayer game become a classic that will last for years; and Sokratis Papafloratos, CEO and co-founder of TrustedPlaces.com, talking about how they've applied gaming mechanics to increase engagement and retention in a non-gaming community site. Sign up to the event here And buy your advance tickets here:http://facebookgarage.eventbrite.com/ See you there! Doors open 6-6.30 with pizza and beer, and talks starting at 7pm sharp.