Developers from Blizzard, Valve give talks in NZ next month

Games developers from Blizzard and Valve will visit New Zealand in February to give talks at the Media Design School 2013 Game Summit in Auckland.

Games developers from Blizzard and Valve will visit New Zealand in February to give talks at the Media Design School 2013 Game Summit in Auckland.

Media Design School's Game Summit is both an event for aspiring game makers to learn from, and a three-day LAN party featuring StarCraft II and Team Fortress II. It's being held from February 15-17.

The guests are Blizzard lead artist Allen Dilling, who has worked on huge titles, including World of Warcraft and Starcraft II, and Valve game artist Max Aristov, whose projects have included CounterStrike: Global Offensive and Portal 2.

There will also be talks from local developers Chris Wilson, founder of Grinding Gear Games and creator of Path of Exile, and Ninja Kiwi's Stephen Harris.

All of the guest speakers will present on game design, and Dilling and Aristov will also host more technical presentations.

The Game Summit is open to the public and tickets proving entry to the LAN party and Summit are currently available on Eventbrite.

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