A recently-announced panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) will take a look at where the gaming industry could be headed.
Gamifying Technology: The Future of Gaming will feature “the Godfather of Video Games,” Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, alongside Hollywood creative director and 3D designer Zai Ortiz — creator of the J.A.R.V.I.S. hologram systems first shown in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man — in a discussion led by connected play specialist Valerie Vacante of Collabsco.
Together, Bushnell and Ortiz are the founders of X2 Games, through which they’ve released their first game, St. Noire, the world’s first murder mystery game powered by Amazon’s Alexa. Combining aspects of traditional tabletop gaming with new tech, St. Noire uses Alexa to provide cinematic sound and voice acting.
The panel will offer audiences a chance to hear perspectives from a pioneering founder of the video game industry, with insight on how game makers are bridging artistic storytelling with technical innovations as they move toward the future of gaming.
The panel will take place Thursday, July 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 6BCF.