Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts (EA) and renowned video games pioneer, is speaking at the iFEST Indie Games Festival events being held in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney over the next two weekends.
Working with Steve Jobs and Apple from 1978-1982, Hawkins helped define and deliver products that came to define the industry. In 1982, he founded and spent 12 years building and leading Electronic Arts to become the largest independent game publisher. After Electronic Arts, Hawkins returned to the hardware platform business with 3DO, a pioneer in network content and delivery, digital video, graphics, and optical storage before founding Digital Chocolate in 2003. Digital Chocolate has made more than 100 award-winning social and casual games and is a high-volume publisher for Facebook, web and smartphones.