Gamelab Barcelona, Ten Years Bringing Together Top Leaders In The Interactive Industry

From June 25-27, industry leaders such as Jade Raymond, Tim Schafer, Keiji Inafune and Dong Nguyen will meet in Barcelona to talk about the present and future of the sector

The show will also feature special guests such as Shuhei Yoshida and Yu Suzuki, who will be honored for their career achievements by Spanish and European professionals

Gamelab Barcelona, one of the most important international professional events for videogames, is celebrating its tenth annual conference in 2014.

June 25-27 in Barcelona, top visionaries and masters of the videogame world, together with other creators and key leaders from the international videogame industry, will attempt to predict what the future of digital entertainment holds and analyze the latest creative, technological and business trends in the sector.

Big names announced by Gamelabinclude Jade Raymond (Ubisoft), Tim Schafer (DoubleFine), Keiji Inafune (ComceptUSA), Kim Swift (Amazon Game Studios), John Smedley (SOE), Peter Molyneux (22Cans), Alex Rigopulos (Harmonix), David Helgason (Unity), Richard Lemmarchand (USC), David Gardner (London Venture Partners) and the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen.

The European mobile and independent sector will be highly represented as well with the participation of companies like Nordeus (Top Eleven), Social Point (Dragon City), Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing), Ustwo (Monument Valley), Frogmind (Badland), GrandCru (Supernauts), King (Candy Crush Saga), Gameloft (Asphalt 8: Airbone), Digital Legends (The Respawnables), Etermax (Apalabrados), etc.

In addition, Spanish professionals will honor two Japanese industry legends, the president of Worldwide Studios at Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Shuhei Yoshida, who will be presented with an Honorary Award from the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, and the creator of Shenmue, Yu Suzuki, a pivotal figure in the history of videogames.

With this blockbuster lineup, Gamelab Barcelona wishes to celebrate its first ten years of life with the whole European videogame industry and pay tribute to the more than 200 international speakers who have made this event shine. Names that are already Gamelab and videogame legends such as Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, Mark Cerny, Cliff Bleszinski, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Will Wright, Kazunori Yamauchi, Al Lowe, Trip Hawkins, etc.

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Gamelab Barcelona 2014 (June 25-27) is supported by the governments of Catalonia and Spain through various public institutions.

Sponsors include Innogames, Microsoft, Amazon, Gameduell, ARM, Gameloft, Infobip, eRepublik Labs and Native Prime.

Collaborators include the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and the European Games Conference Alliance (EGCA).

Official media include, GameReactor and MediaXP.

Updated: June 19, 2014 — 6:29 pm