Veteran video game designer David Jaffe has been locked down as a keynote speaker for this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Jaffe's presentation, entitled "From Grunt to God to Startup: Career Lessons From the Edge of Game Development," is aimed at those who wish to make a career in the video game industry.
During the presentation, Jaffe will discuss his journey, which has seen him develop the Twisted Metal and God of War franchises and the recent formation of his own independent studio, Eat, Sleep, Play. Currently, his studio is developing the upcoming Twisted Metal: Head On - Extra Twisted Edition for PlayStation 2 as part of a three-game deal with Sony.
The address will be part of the Game Career Seminar, which runs February 21 and 22 during GDC, held this year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Other speakers at GDC 2008 include Lionhead Studios' Peter Molyneux, Microsoft Corporate VP John Schappert, Electronic Arts' Sims studio head Rod Humble, and Blizzard Entertainment VP of game design Rob Pardo.