PORTLAND, OREGON (6 June 2007)– The Christian Game Developers Conference ( http://www.cgdc.org) announces its sixth annual conference and expo, to be held in Portland, Oregon, on July 19-21. The location of this year's conference will be the campus of Concordia University near the Portland Airport (PDX).
“Each year our industry gets more exciting” says conference organizer Tim Emmerich of GraceWorks Interactive ( http://www.GraceWorksInteractive.com).“There have been several new games since last year. And it is encouraging to hear about new teams being formed.”
Returning sponsors of the expo include Micro Forté and Big World hosting the Saturday Dinner and Fellowship and GarageGames providing licenses to their Torque Game Engine. Other returning sponsors include Dallas Audio Post, Left Behind Games, Inspired Idea, VIA Technologies, Digital Praise, Rebel Planet Creations, White Knight Games and GraceWorks Interactive. Some first-time sponsors will be coming on board.
Returning attendees have expressed excitement for this year's conference. The general response identifies the conference as a unique experience, good fellowship, and opportunities to learn. Remember that any Christian working on a game or very interested in doing so is invited to this conference. This includes people working on art, music, programming, testing, designing, publishing and distributing. And there is usually representation from all genres of games– card, board, tabletop, computer and videogame, with comic book personnel attending occasionally.
The format will follow last year’s conference. Specifically, the 2007 Christian Game Developers Conference will continue to feature discussion sessions and speeches, but will also include more hands-on workshops and exhibit areas. But most importantly, all attendees will be encouraged and hopefully be closer to God for having attended.. At each year's expo, we are usually treated to project announcements, new publishing deals, and new teams.
Registration will be open soon and information, including a draft of the schedule and events as well as travel and lodging options, is available online at http://www.cgdc.org .
Company Info– the CGDC is hosted under GameACE (Association of Christian Entertainment).
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