John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), is joining the Engage line up to share his insight in what it takes to create new and innovative gameplay experiences with today’s massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs). Smedley, aka “Smed,” has more than a decade of experience in the interactive entertainment industry, including positions with ATG, Knight Technologies and five years with Sony Online Entertainment as Director of Development. SOE is know for such titles as the recently released DC Universe Online as well as such games as EverQuest, Star Wars Galaxies and the kids game Free Realms. Smed session Tomorrow’s Online World: Creating New & Innovative Gameplay Experiences in an Evolving Digital World takes place February 16, 2011, 2:30 – 3:00 pm in Room 3.  His presentation is a part of our Social Games, Casual MMO’s and Virtual Worlds track.


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