John Romero, game designer of some of the greatest classics in the gaming world, such as DOOM, Wolfenstein 3D and Quake, and considered “the father” of first person shooting games, will come to Brazil for the first time to participate in the 12th edition of BGS (Brasil Game Show), which takes place between October 9 and 13, at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo.
Romero, who is one of the most acclaimed and award-winning professionals in the electronic games industry, will be at the largest game fair in Latin America between October 11th and 13th and will fulfill an agenda full of activities with fans, such as photo sessions and autographs at free meet & greet area, presentations at BGS Talks, where he will reveal to fans curiosities about his career, participation as a juror in cosplay contests and a panel at BGS Summit, an attraction created in 2018, aimed at professionals in the electronic games market.
Romero will also be one of the great honorees of BGS 2019, where you will leave your handprints engraved on the Wall of Fame and receive the award Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor created by Brasil Game Show in 2017 and already granted to personalities such as Hideo Kojima, series director Metal Gear; Nolan Bushnel, creator of Atari; Cory Barlog, creative director of God of War; Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat; Fumito Ueda, in Shadow of the Colossus; Phil Spencer; boss of Xbox; Yoshinori Ono, producer of Street Fighter, and Katsuhiro Harada, director of Tekken.
Game designer, programmer and talented artist, John Romero is a self-taught and was inspired by Apple programmers for their first creations in the universe of electronic games. Besides the famous series DOOM, who turned 25 in December 2018 and introduced the concept of verticality to FPS games, Romero participated in the creation of another 130 games, among them Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, Heretic and Hexen, and has received more than 100 awards. He was also one of the pioneers in the development of independent games (indies) and one of the first electronic sports enthusiasts. At the age of 51, he has founded eight successful companies in the gaming industry, including id Software, which launched one of the first PC games, the Commander Keen.
“John Romero is one of the most brilliant minds in the gaming industry, for his ability to innovate and reinvent himself. Its trajectory is inspiring, both for those who gamble and for those who wish to work in the sector”, Said Marcelo Tavares, CEO and founder of BGS. “I remember going to Internet cafes to play Doom with friends. Then, one of the games I enjoyed the most was Quake. It will be an honor to have Romero at this year’s BGS. Like me, I’m sure thousands of fans will be thrilled by your presence. I look forward to promoting and witnessing this meeting”.
In addition to John Romero, the largest game fair in Latin America has also confirmed the participation of Charles Martinet, voice actor of Mario, iconic character of Nintendo, and Shota Nakama, creator of Video Game Orchestra, who, for the first time, will bring his band to Brazil.
For more information about the Brasil Game Show, visit: www.brasilgameshow.com.br.
THE Brasil Game Show (BGS) is the largest game fair in Latin America and one of the largest in the world in terms of audience and area. Held for the first time in 2009, initially as Rio Game Show, in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, has already received more than 1.8 million visitors adding up all editions and currently occupies all pavilions at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo.