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Saturday, April 15 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
VR Game Development: Developer Diary, Presented by First Contact, HTC, and Dell

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Join First Contact Entertainment on a journey through development and release of their debut VR game, ROM: Extraction. Learn how VR developers and hardware partners can support each other, leveraging advanced VR game design techniques and custom technology to push the industry forward. Lastly, get a sneak peek at what's next for futuristic VR tech--from state-of-the-art VR hardware, to mixed reality and ultra-realism.

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Adam Orth

Creative Strategist, First Contact
Adam Orth is a creative director, game/experience designer, storyteller, writer and musician passionate about creating immersive, interactive digital entertainment. Adam has held high-level creative positions at Microsoft, LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment, PopCap... Read More →

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Hess Barber

President, First Contact
Hess has over 22 years of experience in the Game Industry starting at Melbourne House back in 1994.  He was previously the Creative Producer at Starbreeze LA working on various VR titles.  Hess has recently formed a new company with his experienced team, First Contact Entertainment... Read More →
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Bill Buckley

Animation Director, First Contact
Bill Buckley has been working as a developer in the video game industry for over ten years. His roles have included Senior Animator, Story Artist, writer, Digital Cinematographer, Concept Artist and currently, Animation Director with First Contact Entertainment. He has worked on popular... Read More →
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Aaron Kaminer

Art Director, First Contact
Aaron Kaminer is a seasoned game developer with over 10 years of production experience in the game industry. He was previously the Art Director at Starbreeze LA working on various VR titles. He has worked on several popular franchises such as Call Of Duty, Halo, John Wick and The... Read More →
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JB McRee

Senior Manager, Product and Developer Marketing, HTC VIVE
JB McRee is the Senior Manager of Product and Developer Marketing for HTC VIVE. While primarily working with the developer community to evangelize unique stories about HTC VIVE and VIVE Tracker, JB’s efforts impact all aspects of HTC VIVE–including VR content, developer and partner... Read More →
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Wei Qiao

CTO, First Contact
Wei Qiao is the CTO at First Contact Entertainment. He is a veteran video game and VFX developer, and a published author in computer graphics research. His professional and academic experience heavily involves innovative use of modern graphics hardware to achieve the best visual experience... Read More →
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Gary Radburn

Director, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Dell Inc.
Gary Radburn is the Director of Consumer and Commercial VR/AR globally at Dell Inc. As part of his role, he manages the team charged with developing and delivering VR/AR technology, works closely with Dell customers on VR/AR deployments and founded Dell’s VR Centers of Excellence... Read More →

Saturday April 15, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm PDT
Unreal Engine Theater