Remember how everybody lost their minds over “Pokemon Go” exactly one year ago?
The founder and CEO of the company behind that mobile gaming hit, John Hanke of Niantic, Inc., will be discussing what happened with the massive success of that game and what lessons the company learned in augmented reality technology at this year’s Austin Game Conference.
Hanke’s company was a startup in Google and was spun off in 2015 with investments from Google, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company.
The Austin Game Conference, which made its return last year after a long hiatus, takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Austin Convention Center and will focus on online games with 80 speakers across tracks including design, production, virtual reality/augmented reality and business. Hanke’s talk, “What is AR and Does it Matter for Games?” will be the opening keynote.
You can find a full list of speakers on the AGC’s website.
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