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Top game designer at iTECH Gulf

Manama, March 22, 2014

Independent game designer and programmer as well as award winning lead engineer of the game “Skulls of the Shogun”, Brout Pfeifer will be taking part in the iTECH Gulf 2014 being held next month.

Pfeifer will be conducting a session on 'Gaming – Conceptualization and Visualization' at the iTECH Gulf Forum and Exhibition 2014, said the organisers Hilal Conference and Exhibitions.

“Unlike gaming workshops that focus on the technical aspects, Brout will be highlighting the business aspects of gaming and how gaming goes hand in hand to compliment business operations and how organizations can benefit from it," said Jubran Abdulrahman, the managing director of HCE, the organisers of  iTECH Gulf.

Skulls of the Shogun is a turn-based tactics video game developed by 17-BIT. The game is inspired by Advance Wars and features turn-based combat between undead samurai.  

According to Joystiq magazine -“Skulls of Shogun is an absolutely enjoyable experience – its fast-paced turn-based strategy inspired by Advance Wars and supercharged with fighting game flare”

Working with companies like Sony Online Entertainment and Electronic Art and the skills gained, Pfeifer was the lead AI programmer on a game in development with Steven Spielberg as well as his other published credits which include Scarface and Dark Kingdom for PlayStation 2 and 3, said the organisers.

Alongside 14 years of experience, Pfeifer has written a wide variety of game development articles on programming, design, and business, in books like the Game Programming Gems series, Secrets of the Game Business, and industry websites like Gamasutra. He has also taught technical game design at the Vancouver Film School.

HCE has called upon the delegates to sign up for Pfeifer’s “Gaming – Conceptualization and Visualization” session to be held on the  April 10 at the iTECH Gulf 2014 Forum and Exhibition to be held at the Gulf Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Bahrain.

The registration can be done online as well www.itechgulf.com, said the organisers.-TradeArabia News Service




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