• Date and time: Wednesday 9 March 2011, 6.00pm
  • Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Heslington East.
  • Admission: Admission by free ticket only

Event details

Charles Cecil has been a key figure in the interactive entertainment industry for over 25 years. He is currently Managing Director for Revolution Software, which is based in York, and has released internationally commercial hits including Beneath a Steel Sky and the Broken Sword series. Charles is on the advisory panel of the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival and is a renowned commentator on the creative and commercial aspects of the video games industry.

He also co-founded and remains a Director of Game Republic, an alliance of game developers, and is a Board member of Screen Yorkshire. In 2006 Charles was awarded the status of ‘industry legend’ by Develop, Europe’s leading development magazine.

Charles will discuss the history of the industry and outline how genres have evolved (and declined) due to technology. His commentary will describe how we deal with narrative and how this has changed, and conclude with the extraordinary opportunities, both creative and commercial, made available by digital distribution.

Admission by free ticket only, available from www.york.ac.uk/tickets.

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Charles Cecil