XP Gaming has announced the detailed program schedule for the XP Game Summit 2024, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency on June 13-14, 2024. The event will feature a wide array of talks and masterclasses across three stages, covering tracks on business, development, IP, production, and the Indie Superboost, in partnership with Interactive Ontario.

Key Highlights of XP Game Summit 2024:

  1. Focus on IP Innovation: The summit will emphasize the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) innovation as a driving force for the growth of Canada’s $5.5 billion gaming industry.
  2. Keynote Speakers:
    • Dr. Michael Schmalz: Renowned for his work on "Warframe," one of the most successful free-to-play PC-console action-adventure games.
    • Trey Smith: Known for his contributions to Blackbird Interactive’s games such as "Hardspace: Shipbreaker," "Minecraft Earth," and "Minecraft Legends."
  3. Featured Speakers and Panels:
    • Erin Roach (Ubisoft): Discussing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
    • Yaron Levand (Zynga): On integrating IP into mobile games.
    • Jean-Sylvain Sormany (Snowed In Studios): On the challenges of building a new studio.
    • Patil Angaladian (3dverse): On 3D rendering with cloud computing.
    • Max Hoberman (Certain Affinity): On Negotiating and deal-making.
    • Xalavier Nelson Jr (Strange Scaffold): On developing multiple games simultaneously.
    • Philippe Morin (Red Barrels): On surviving a bad playtest.
    • Luc Duchaine (Behaviour Interactive): On developing new IP.
    • Chris Zukowski: On new ways to market games on Steam.
    • Amir Satvat (Tencent) & Dean Takahashi (Gamesbeat): On community management in challenging times.
  4. Indie Showcases: Including the return of the Ubisoft Indie Series Spotlight, featuring past winners like Vivid Foundry, Achimostawinan Games, Thousand Star Studio, and Play Underground Games.
  5. Networking Opportunities: The event will offer various networking events such as the Business Lounge with the MeetToMatch platform, a VIP Lounge, the IO Connect: Summer Mixer 2024, and a VIP Dinner Reception at the Malaparte rooftop.
  6. Toronto Games Week 2024: The XP Game Summit will kick off Toronto Games Week 2024, a city-wide celebration running from June 13-19, with events organized by various organizations and communities.

Registration: Passes are available at XP Game Summit, starting at $349 for a Conference Pass and $499 for an exclusive VIP Pass.

For more information and to view the full schedule, visit Toronto Games Week.

XP Game Summit 2024: Toronto Gears Up for a Gaming Extravaganza on June 13-14!
Gaming enthusiasts, industry professionals, and tech lovers, mark your calendars! The highly anticipated XP Game Summit is making its grand return to Toronto on June 13-14, 2024. This two-day event promises to be a hub of innovation, knowledge-sharing, and networking, offering a comprehensive insight into the latest technological advancements, design