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2009 GDC Austin Adds Lectures As August 13th Reg Deadline Nears

2009 GDC Austin organizers have announced a raft of new lectures as the August 13th early registration deadline nears, with Metaplace's Raph Koster and Zynga's Brandon Barber joining keynotes from Blizzard and SOE at the September 15th-18th conference.

2009 GDC Austin Reveals Writers Summit Line-Up

Organizers of this September's Game Writers Summit at GDC Austin have revealed the full session line-up, including Valve's writers teaming up to discuss Portal and Half-Life 2, and the notable writers behind Overlord, Deus Ex 3 and more.

Frank's Blog: Amazing Registrations For GDC Europe

[Game Developers Conference Europe event director Frank Sliwka welcomes you to his regularly updated comments about the August 17-19 event taking place in Cologne, Germany.]
During the last week we received many registrations for GDC Europe. I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who registered for our event. Every registration supports us in making GDC Europe the showcase for European development, products, and services.

2009 GDC Austin Gets Blizzard Keynote On 'The Universe Of WoW'

GDC Austin organizers have confirmed the first of the Sept. 15-18 event's keynotes, with Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce and World Of Warcraft production director J. Allen Brack discussing operating challenges and lessons in "The Universe Of World Of Warcraft".

GDC Europe Adds Molyneux, Multiple New Sessions

The organizers of GDC Europe 2009 have confirmed a lecture from Microsoft Game Studios' European creative director Peter Molyneux, alongside several other new announcements for August 17-19th's major Cologne-based event.

2009 IGF China Announces Inaugural Pan-Asian Competition

[While submissions have just opened for the main IGF, we're pleased to announce that we've also created an IGF China event, starting this year - all Asian entrants should check out the IGF China site (Chinese-language version) for more info.]
Think Services, organizer of the Game Developers Conference events, has announced the first annual Independent Games Festival China. The event is to be held in conjunction with the 2009 Game Developers Conference China, which returns to the Shanghai International Convention Center, October 11-13 of this year.
After 11 years of the main Independent Games Festival competition being held at GDC in San Francisco, the Independent Games Festival will present itself to Shanghai, China for the first time in 2009, in a competition specifically designed to encourage innovation and showcase standout games from smaller companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

GDC Austin's iPhone Games Summit Reveals First Speakers

Organizers of this September's iPhone Games Summit at GDC Austin have announced first speakers, with the developers of titles like Enigmo and Flower Garden join Looking Glass alum Randy Smith to discuss the business and tech behind working on Apple's device.

2010 Independent Games Festival Opens Submissions

Think Services, organizer of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference (GDC) events, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 2010 Independent Games Festival. Entries to the 12th annual festival are due in both Main and Student Showcase categories by November 2009, with Main Competition finalists to be announced January 4, 2010.

Crytek's Yerli To Give GDC Europe 2009 Keynote

Game Developers Conference Europe organizers Think Services have announced that Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli will give a track keynote at the 2009 event.
In his keynote "The Future of Gaming Graphics," Yerli will tell the story of Crytek's success in developing of high-end graphics tech like CryEngine 2 for the PC and next generation consoles, and share his views on the future of rendering.

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