SAN FRANCISCO— January XX, 2010— The 2010 Game Developers Conference® (GDC 2010), produced by the Think Services Game Group, and Google are working together to celebrate and inspire the mobile and independent game development communities by offering the Nexus One™ phone and Verizon Droid by Motorola to qualifying developers who register to attend GDC 2010 by February 4th, 2010.
Mobile/handheld games and independent games are each the subject of a dedicated summit during GDC, as well as the subjects of many of the sessions during the main portion of GDC—making conference attendees great potential developers of new content for phones using the Android™ operating system.
In recent years, the smartphone has become one of the most widespread and widely-used game platforms, and has proven particularly suited to independent developers experimenting with new and unusual gameplay.
The Game Developers Conference, as the world’s largest professional-only game developer event, has been at the center of the industry’s discussions on these topics, serving as home to the GDC Mobile/Handheld Summit, as well as the IGF Mobile competition to award handheld game innovation.
“At the GDC, we are constantly looking for ways to help the game development community learn and thrive. The mobile and independent game spaces having been providing so many of those opportunities for years now,” said Meggan Scavio, event director of the Game Developers Conference.“We are so appreciative that we can better reach those goals by actually putting a new opportunity– Android-powered devices– into the hands of our attendees.”
Early Bird rates for GDC 2010 end February 4. For more information about the 2010 Game Developers Conference, including the eight summits and the Android phone promotion, please visit http://www.gdconf.com.
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