Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has today confirmed the full line-up of industry experts, who will participate in ‘The Making of…a blockbuster game‘ panel which will be held at this year’s Vivid Sydney festival.
Last month we reported Naughty Dog Game Designer Rick Cambier will join the panel, he will now be joined by Cam Shea, Senior Editor of IGN Australia and Patrick Lagana, SCE Australia’s Head of Marketing Communications. These varied viewpoints will help the panel delve into the process of creating a blockbuster game, focusing on the process of the upcoming PlayStation 3 release, The Last of Us.
Ricky Cambier has worked on 8 games since 2005, including The Force Unleashed II and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. With his storytelling talents stemming from a theatre background in the US and Europe.
“From the genesis of an initial story, through the development process, to the marketing campaign and the overall critical reception, this is set to be an insightful, explorative discussion, looking at the journey to market for a blockbuster title like The Last of Us,” Cambier. explained “I am excited to see how the panel discussion will unfold as each panelist brings a unique perspective of the entire process to the conversation.”
Cam Shea brings 15 years of Australian games industry experience to the panel, previously working as an editor for HYPER magazine and currently leading the IGN AU editorial team. Patrick Lagana has helped launch award-winning titles in his 14 year history with SCE Australia, bringing such classic as Crash Bandicoot, Gran Turismo and God of War to name a few. Patrick also helped launch some integral pieces of hardware and services for PlayStation, which includes the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Network.
In addition to the full panel, Stephanie Bendixsen (Hex) from ABC’s television show Good Game will introduce and co-host the discussion, alongside Jess Scully, Festival Director of Vivid Ideas.
‘The Making of…a blockbuster game‘ Panel will take place on June 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from 9pm, with tickets available here. With The Last of Us releasing exclusively on PlayStation 3, June 14.