Speaker Profile: Andy Wilton, Climax Studios

Speaker Profile: Andy Wilton, Climax Studios

Andy Wilton, Technical Director at Climax Studios NZ, is one of 50 world-class speakers appearing at VR Connects San Francisco 2017 on the 27th and 28th June. To hear him speak in person, book your ticket now! 


Q: What do you do?

A: I run a small enthusiastic team of developers creating AR, VR, mobile and console games for clients in the US and Europe.


Q: What makes you most excited for VR, AR and MR?

A: The blurring of the line between virtual and physical is going to open up a fascinating new space spanning the divide between video games and toys.


Q: What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?

A: This is just the beginning.


Q: What major trends do you predict for VR, AR and MR in the next 12 months?

A: Anybody with any sort of interesting IP is suddenly going to realise they need a plan for AR.


Q: Which part of VR Connects/PGC San Francisco are you most looking forward to and why?

A: Meeting other people working in the field and being dazzled by what they’re up to!


Don’t miss your chance to hear Wilton share how developing Towers for Tango changed their ideas on what AR means for the future of games at VR Connects San Francisco. His session is at 15:15 on the 28th June 2017. Book your ticket now!


About The Speaker

Andy Wilton has 25 years of experience in games programming, and has worked on games for publishers including Konami, Midway, and Disney Interactive. He was lead programmer on several prominent mobile titles for Gameloft, and is now Technical Director of Climax Studios New Zealand, developers of the 2016 AR game Towers for Tango.


About VR Connects San Francisco 2017

More than 500 delegates from the VR, AR and MR industry will gather at San Francisco venue Bespoke on the 27th and 28th June 2017 for the first ever VR Connects San Francisco. Over the two days of the event, there will be 50 expert speakers addressing the key issues for the VR, AR and MR industry, from global trends and new tech to monetisation. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – get yours now!

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