Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SBGames 2012

This weekend happened the SBGames 2012. The 11th edition of the largest Game Symposium in Latin America. The UnBiquitous was present with three of its members working on the organization. Professor Carla Castanho was the General Chair, professor Ricardo Jacobi as part of the local committee and Lucas Almeida in the staff.

The event was very far from other in the academy. The partial numbers included 1.600 participants and more than 15.000 visitors in the open area. The academy was pleased with many papers and games in three tracks (Computing, Art and Design, Culture and Industry), many keynotes from great names in the industry. For the general public was available an open area where game developers displayed their work to the community, art exhibitions and many other activities.

My part on this event was representing the first work from the UnBiquitous in the gaming area. My intent was to show how the expertise of professor Carla Castanho in Games has led our group into the area of ubigames. Our paper named "What's going on with ubigames" shows a review of published games on the last decade. From this study we extract a body of learned lessons and tendencies to and future developments. It was written in collaboration with Ana Ozaki, Ricardo Jacobi and Carla Castanho.

Apart of representing our study I was able to be present in all of the four tracks. This enhanced the view of games. Not only restricted to the papers presented, but also with the opportunity to share ideas with other researchers and developers.