Tuesday, February 23, 2010

At last...

...something OTOY-related (http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/02/22/our-latest-gamesbestgdc-speakers-contest-deadline-approaches)

Disruptive companies are getting a lot of attention at our upcoming GamesBeat@GDC executive game conference. The event is set for March 10 in San Francisco at the Game Developers Conference in the Moscone Convention Center. Today we’re announcing the following speakers have been added to our lineup:

Jules Urbach, CEO of Otoy and Lightstage. Urbach will join our panel on Disruptive Innovation and talk about the latest efforts at Otoy to create a games-on demand service with partners such as Advanced Micro Devices. He made his first game, Hell Cab, at age 18. He was the co-founder of Groove Alliance, which pioneered making online Flash games on Shockwave.com such as Real Pool. At Lightstage, he is working on technology that could revolutionize 3-D rendering; the company worked on face-capture technologies that helped create Brad Pitt’s morphing face in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Like OnLive, Otoy is trying to create cloud-based gaming, which allows consumers to play games in their living room that are actually hosted on servers in a distant data center.

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