Siggraph highlights: Real-Time Live! and Sandbox

Siggraph chair Jason RM Smith, who is also digital production supervisor at LucasArts San Francisco, has outlined Real-Time Live!, a showcase of trends and techniques in game graphics presented via live presentations by the artists and engineers who made them. Games will include Kinectimals, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Epic’s Samaritan demo. Accompanying Real-Time Live! is the Sandbox, which will allow attendees to try projects for themselves – which is a grand way of saying they’ll be able to play the games. “I’m also using it to squeeze in additional content just because there were so many great submissions,” Smith says. Along with Kinectimals and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit will be games including Alan Wake and Killzone 3.