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Valve, Bethesda, and Arkane Devs Join Quakecon Panels

Posted on July 25, 2012 AT 08:33am

Quakecon’s event organizer has announced that several developers from some of the industry’s top studios will be appearing on panels during the show.

Michael Abrash, Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard from Valve will take part in four panels at the event, while Bethesda Game Studio’s Todd Howard will also be on hand to share his wisdom. Finally Arkane Studios will be sending Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith.

Id Software co-founder John Carmack is scheduled to keynote the event, which begins August 2. A full list of panels can be found below:

The Game of Making Games

  • Jens Matthies, MachineGames
  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios
  • Ted Price, Insomniac Games
  • Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios

Capture the Fan: Making Multiplayer Games That Last

  • Chet Faliszek, Valve Software
  • Marty Stratton, id Software
  • Max Hoberman, Certain Affinity
  • Moderated by Kevin Kelly, Wizard World

Looking Back at Looking Glass

  • Emil Pagliarulo, Bethesda Game Studios
  • Tom Leonard, Valve Software

Talking Shop: Skyrim, Modding and Steam

  • Chet Faliszek, Valve Software
  • Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios

Virtual Insanity

  • John Carmack, id Software
  • Michael Abrash, Valve Software
  • Palmer Luckey, ModRetro

GameTrailers’ Bonus Round

  • Adam Sessler, Industry Veteran
  • Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios
  • Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities
  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios

Celebrating id Modding

  • Brendon Chung, Blendo Games
  • Robert Duffy, id Software
  • JP LeBreton, Double Fine

Idle Thumbs Podcast: Arena

  • Chris Remo, Double Fine
  • Jake Rodkin, Telltale Games
  • JP LeBreton, Double Fine
  • Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks
  • Steve Gaynor, The Fullbright Company
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