We're off to New York Comic-Con — be sure to stop by the Aliens: Colonial Marines panel on Saturday, October 13!
Designing the Video Game Sequel to James Cameron's ALIENS – Aliens: Colonial Marines and the Challenges of Scale and Canon
Date: Saturday, October 13 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
27 years later, James Cameron’s highly successful sci-fi/horror spectacle ALIENS is getting a canonical sequel – in the form of a video game. Developer Gearbox Software will share insights into the exciting journey that developing Aliens: Colonial Marines has been – from diving deep into the ALIENS canon to updating the legacy and the challenges of telling a new story in a beloved franchise.
In addition, Aliens: Colonial Marine composer Kevin Riepl and Borderlands 2 composers Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan will be appearing on the Maestros of Horror & Sci-Fi Music panel on Friday.
Maestros of Horror & Sci-Fi Music
Date: Friday, October 12 – 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Award-winning Composers JASON GRAVES (Dead Space Series, Prey 2, Resistance: Burning Skies); KEVIN RIEPL (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gears of War, Resistance: Burning Skies); SAM HULICK (Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect); SASCHA DIKICIYAN (Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, Space Marine, TRON: Evolution); TOM SALTA (Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary); CRIS VELASCO (Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, Space Marine, Clive Barker’s Jericho) and Grammy® award-winning Artist/Producer NILE RODGERS, Founder of Sumthing Else Music Works–the premier label for video game soundtracks–will discuss composing music for the horror and sci-fi genres and the artform of scoring video games.