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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. The Mechanics of Magic: 7 Game Design Insights to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The web world is agog over game design as the next silver bullet, slapping badges and progress bars over every annoying thing they wish users to do. As users tire ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  2. The Past, Present and Future of Borderlands - SXSW GEEK Stage Featured Slot to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Go behind the scenes of Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed Borderlands series with Matt Armstrong, Borderlands Franchise Director, and Jonathan Hemingway, Lead Character Designer, as they explore the ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Jaime Woo - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Saturday 9th March

    Jaime Woo will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Meet Grindr: How One App Changed How We Connect”. Jaime Woo is a Canadian writer, filmmaker, game designer, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  2. Democracy Games: Civics for the Digital Age? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Peter Sagal of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" and host of new PBS series, Constitution USA, leads a “Wait Wait” style conversation on reinvigorating dreaded civics lessons through gaming. ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4 (map)

  3. Tomb Raider - Rebirth of an Icon to

    Gaming Expo on Saturday 9th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Geoff Keighley, videogame journalist and executive producer of the famed “Final Hours” documentaries presents a discussion with key members of the Tomb Raider team – including ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  4. Interactive Drama: Tales of What's Ahead - SXSW GEEK Stage Featured Slot to

    Gaming Expo on Saturday 9th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Telltale Games, developers of multiple critically-acclaimed episodic game series including 2012 Game of the Year winner, ‘The Walking Dead,' will sit down with creators from the ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Designing Games for Realism: What's Real Enough? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    While the game industry regards realism as a key characteristic of AAA games, research suggests we may be wasting our money. Perceived realism is far more important, varying on dimensions ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  2. Jiro Dreams of Game Design to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    From early on in the careers, three-star Michelin chefs - a rarified 106 in the world at present - have a nearly tyrannical hold on their kitchens. They insist on ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4 (map)

  3. Breathing New Life into PC Games & Space Sims to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    In the 1990s space sims and high end PC games were synonymous with the name, Chris Roberts. Roberts made his mark in the games industry with legendary and groundbreaking computer ...

    At Palmer Event Center (map)

  4. Indie Game Developer / Designer Meetup to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    The indie game developer/designer meetup will be a forum for indie game developers from all over the world to meet and discuss the state of the art in building indie ...

    At Empire (map)

  5. What's Your Loadout? to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Want something new and fresh in a PC shooter? Want the ability to full customize your arsenal and create your own class? Or do you just ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Julie Uhrman & Josh Topolsky Keynote to

    Keynote on Monday 11th March

    Indie developers and open source principles provide the power and the passion for the SXSW Interactive Festival. With this core value of community collaboration in mind, we are very pleased ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. Games Advertising Mixer sponsored by King.com to

    Gaming Expo on Monday 11th March

    Mix it up with King.com and leaders in the social, mobile and online games industry. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a drink, and join the conversation around the latest ...

    At Clive Bar (map)