DICE is one of the smaller events in the gaming calendar. But its intimate atmosphere and reliably strong roster of speakers make it a valuable alternative to E3, PAX and the increasingly frenetic Game Developer Conference.
Neil Druckmann is creative director of The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the director of The Last of Us Part 2. He’ll join Dan Trachtenberg, director and writer of 10 Cloverfield Lane and Black Mirror episode “Playtest” to speak about “the creative process in crafting character-driven experiences for video games”.
Maureen Fan, CEO of VR house Baobab will talk about the power of storytelling in virtual reality, and her mission to “create experiences with the empathy of film, agency of games, and motivation of real life.”
Previously announced speakers include Chet Faliszek (Bossa Studios) and Lidwine Sauer (Ubisoft). DICE takes place Feb. 20-22 in Las Vegas. We’ll be covering the event live, including the associated DICE Awards.