Former EA Canada CTO Leads Alliance, Meeting at Upcoming 3D Entertainment Summit
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – August 29, 2011 – The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA) is the first and only non-profit and non-proprietary organization focused on making the 3D gaming market successful for both game developers and the end consumer. S3DGA is pleased to announce Alan Price as the association’s new president. As an event sponsor for the upcoming 3D Gaming Summit and 3D Entertainment Summit taking place on September 20th through 22nd in Hollywood, California. Price will be speaking at S3DGA’s next annual meeting to be held at the end of the show on the 22nd.
“S3DGA was founded by 3D gamers, and now we have real game development expertise on the board of directors. We are proud to announce that Alan Price, former CTO of Electronic Arts Canada, and now an interactive entertainment entrepreneur, is serving as S3DGA’s President,” said Neil Schneider, Executive Director of The S-3D Gaming Alliance.
Alan Price’s experience at Electronic Arts Canada dates back to January, 2000, where he most recently served as CTO for over four years. His experience in game development, leadership, and business sense makes him the perfect candidate for this role.
“The stereoscopic 3D gaming landscape is evolving rapidly, and there are new emerging ways we can serve our members and help build and sustain this market. I’m looking forward to the progress we can make together, and am honored to serve as S3DGA’s President”, said Alan Price, President of The S-3D Gaming Alliance.
S3DGA is also pleased to announce its latest member: MasterImage 3D, one of the top manufacturers of auto-stereoscopic 3D (glasses free) display panels for mobile devices.
“We see stereo 3D gaming as one of the most vital content categories behind the explosive growth of 3D mobile devices and tablets in 2012,” said Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing for MasterImage 3D. “S3DGA has already helped us secure 3D gaming content for our display partners, and we plan to work closely on many programs to help make it easier for game developers to launch content across the latest 3D mobile devices.”
Annual Meeting Update
At the September 22, meeting, guest presentations will be made by Sony Computer Entertainment America, MasterImage 3D, Big Blue Bubble, Dynamic Digital Depth, iGO3D, S3DGA, and more. The S3DGA membership will then review their updated goals and next steps.
S3DGA members include Electronic Arts, Blitz Games Studios, Big Blue Bubble, MasterImage 3D, DDD, RealD, HDMI Licensing, and more. Advisory board members include Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research, Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group, and Habib Zargarpour, Creative Director at Microsoft Games Studios.
To compensate for limited space, attendees will also be able to participate via teleconference, and details will be revealed once RSVPs are confirmed. While this is a private members-only meeting, additional game developers and first time guests are welcome on the condition that they RSVP in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest attendance is subject to S3DGA management approval. While the S3DGA meeting will be closed to the press, interviews can be scheduled in advance.
Pre-registered S3DGA meeting attendees qualify for a 20% discount on summit registration, and details will be available once RSVPs are confirmed by email. 3D Gaming Summit or 3D Entertainment Summit registration is not a requirement for S3DGA meeting attendance.
For more information visit:
The S-3D Gaming Alliance: http://www.s3dga.com
The 3D Entertainment Summit: http://www.3d-summit.com
Meant to be Seen: http://www.mtbs3d.com
MasterImage 3D: http://www.masterimage3d.com
About The S-3D Gaming Alliance
The S-3D Gaming Alliance is an industry standards and advocacy group designed to accelerate the adoption of stereoscopic 3D technologies through video games. S3DGA provides for standards discussions, consumer promotion, education, and awareness. Its membership is comprised of organizations and individuals with an interest in developing S-3D hardware and software solutions. Visit http://www.s3dga.com for more information about the organization and its upcoming meetings.