[Yes, somewhere inside me is a frustrated headline writer just busting to get out.]
I have to thank Ben Eltham and the comments over at Larvatus Prodeo and Christian McCrea for drawing this to my attention. Despite the fact that one of the agenda items for next weekend’s 2020 Summit is explicitly “How to encourage participation in emerging global industries such as game design, the internet 2.0, graphics-rich applications and animation” there is NO ONE on the list who really has much actual involvement with the computer games industry in Australia.
My own involvement in the world of computer games is pretty f**king minimal to say the least but i have at least had a long term interest and engagement in the area. Unless someone else who really knows this stuff received a late call up from reserve grade like me it may be left to me and a couple of games-friendly academics to carry this particular torch at the summit (there is obviously some sort of TORCH/ GAMES extended tortured China/Tibet metaphor there but i’ll be damned if i can be bothered working it in just now).
So i thought I’d throw it open here for any good ideas to take to the summit from the Games world. Can’t promise that it will be massively useful but I am trying.
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