Wed 6 Feb 2013

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell headline opening keynote at D.I.C.E. Summit

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Film director J.J. Abrams headlines the opening keynote of the 2013 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit together with Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. The Star Wars/Star Trek director is expected to present his cinematic perspective and flair to a discussion entitled "Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?".

"J.J. thoughtfully weaves together suspense, action, emotion, and fun into every one of his projects – elements every game developer aspires to capture as well," said Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences President Martin Rae. "Each year, the D.I.C.E. Summit sets the tone for the year ahead in games and adding J.J. and Gabe's shared insights is a natural fit as we see all forms of entertainment converge."

D.I.C.E. Summit is an annual multi-day gathering of video game executives.

The first keynote speech of the conference, which was established in 2002 by the Academy of Interactive Arts &Sciences, was delivered by Yair Landau, vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and president of Sony Picture Digital. Other big names followed, including Academy Award-winning film director Gore Verbinski, director of The Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

This is a subevent of: Gaming executives gather at D.I.C.E. Summit

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