Cross-Platform - The Next Big Thing!





It's official. The numbers are in and they have been verified by an impartial committee. Games are the most popular applications on mobile devices, on Facebook, and on open web. From slicing fruits on your smart-pad, taking down all of your friends from the cloud, to flinging dozens of angry birds across the same device you use to call you mother on Mother's Day, games have changed the commercial landscape of the mobile market. Congratulations, you did it!

Over the last year we have presented you with insight from some of the most spectacular success stories in our community and information to access emerging opportunities and potential markets. You might ask what do we have now for you? CROSS-PLATFORM of course!

On Tuesday, October 25th, San Francisco Game Developer's Workshop presents our last workshop of the year, and its a big one! Like always, it will be chocked full of value, networking, and disruption.

Come join us at Google's San Francisco Downtown office on the topic of cross-platform development and tools that are proven for success! We are excited to have David Helganson (CEO/Founder of Unity), Peter Relan (Founder of YouWeb), and Rizwan Virk (DeNA) to share their knowledge and experiences with us for an evening of platform agnostic development.

Come down and get some face time with some of the best minds in the space! We will be providing free drinks, DJ with some awesome music, and many more!

Party Breakdown:
6:00pm - 7:30pm ---------------------- Network, Drinks, & Rocking with Music!
7:30pm - 7:40pm ---------------------- Rizwan
7:40pm - 7:45pm ---------------------- Q&A Break
7:45pm - 8:05pm ---------------------- David Helgason
8:05pm - 8:15pm ---------------------- Q&A Break
8:15pm - 8:35pm ---------------------- Peter Relan
8:35pm - 8:45pm ---------------------- Q&A Break
8:45pm - 9:00pm ---------------------- Closing / End

Our Speakers:


David Helgason
Founder and CEO of Unity Technologies

David Helgason, an entrepreneur, visionary and ex-programmer, has served as the CEO of Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003. The vision is to democratize game development and develop technology for the next generation of the industry.

Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its award-winning breakthrough development platform. Unity Technologies has more than 450,000 registered users worldwide -- including Bigpoint, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nickelodeon, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., large and small studios, indies, students and hobbyists -- all using Unity to create games and interactive 3D on the web, mobile, consoles and beyond. Unity Technologies is aggressively innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach along with its Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union distribution service.

David founded and participated in startups in fields such as news and community integration, music distribution and consulting. He serves on the boards of several games and technology startups.

Peter Relan
Founder of YouWeb

Founder of YouWeb: a rapidly growing "Entrepreneur in Residence" program for exceptional technical founders. A wide range of innovative products and technologies are in the works in consumer and mobile internet services sectors. In the last two years, three social gaming companies were incubated at YouWeb.

Peter has spent the last 25 years in Silicon Valley in the networking, software, consumer and mobile services industry, both as product development executive at Oracle and Hewlett Packard and as a serial entrepreneur. Peter is also an active angel investor in, and board member and advisor to, a number of early stage companies.

Rizwan Virk
CEO of Gameview Studio

Rizwan Virk (aka "Riz") possesses extensive experience as an entrepreneur, technologist, author, angel investor, and indie film producer. His areas of experience include social and mobile games, online publishing and advertising, venture capital, with a particular focus on innovative, early stage organizations.

Riz is currently CEO of Gameview Studios, which he cofounded. Gameview's mobile games have been used by over 30 million iphone and android smartphone users. Gameview was acquired by the leading Japanese mobile/social game company DeNA. In addition, Riz has been an angel investor in many gaming and social/mobile companies, including Offerpal Media, Tapjoy, Apsalar, Pocket Gems, Telltale games, Funzio, Assured Labor, and others.

Prior to Gameview, Riz was a cofounder of a number of technology companies, including CambridgeDocs (sold to EMC), Service Metrics (sold to Exodus) and Brainstorm Technologies.

Riz frequently writes and lectures on mobile, social, gaming technologies, and entrepreneurship. Riz has also been a executive producer in a number of independent family and fantasy/sci-fi films. He has been featured in in periodicals ranging from the Boston Globe , Inc. Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Riz is also the author of Zen Entrepreneurship. Visit his blog at

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About Immersion:
Immersion is the leader in haptic (touch feedback) technology. Engaging in sense of touch is crucial to great gameplay -- haptics power user experiences that are satisfying, intuitive and fun. With Immersion's MOTIV Development Platform for Android both OEMs and third-party developers can easily integrate haptic effects into their UI and apps within a matter of minutes. The tools include a technology forum, test app, sample code, a library of predesigned haptic effects, and the UHL tool, which ensures that haptic effects are optimized across ALL Android handsets, regardless of the underlying haptic technology. Learn more about Immersion's MOTIV SDK at




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Tue, Oct 25, 2011, 09:00 PM   End
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