Gaming, Graphics & Future of Technology Brian Robbins President/Founder – Riptide Games brian@riptidegames.com Twitter: @dubane.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Gaming, Graphics &amp; Future of Technology Brian Robbins President/Founder Riptide Games brian@riptidegames.com Twitter: @dubane </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Agenda Background Myself Riptide Games Video Game Industry Careers in Gaming Location Salaries Skills Experience Future Upcoming Trends Challenges and Opportunities Q&amp;A </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Who am I? Graduated University of Denver in 2001 BS, Computer Science w/ minor in Leadership MBA Lived in Denver, Ottawa and New York Programmed over 100 games Do what I love </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> About Riptide Games Founded in 2007 Indie game developer Focus on next-gen mobile iPhone, Palm Pre, Android, etc All the cool toys </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Video Game Industry $26.5 Billion global software sales from 3/2007 3/2008 10% per year Source: Hudson Square Research Chart: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2008 /01/growth-of-gaming-in-2007-far- outpaces-movies-music.ars </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Careers in Games Over 100,000 game developers in 2005 Source: gameindustrymap.com </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Salaries Average salary $79,000 Programming - $85,000 Art - $69,000 Game Designer - $67,000 Producer - $82,000 Audio - $78,000 Q/A - $39,000 Business / Legal - $102,000 Source: Game Developer 8th Annual Salary Survey </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Skills Creativity Math / Programming Artistic Ability Organization / Project Management Creativity </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Experience &amp; Education Love of games Programming or similar creative endeavor Hobby projects Education Computer Science Project Management? Business </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Upcoming Trends Huge scale vs. Indie Democratization of development Mobile platforms Social Gaming Casual Games New Hardware Interfaces </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Challenges &amp; Opportunities Shrinking attention span Plethora of free content Global Marketplace Connected Gamers Aging Gamers </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Q &amp; A Brian Robbins President/Founder Riptide Games brian@riptidegames.com Twitter: @dubane </li> </ul>

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