Indie MMO Game Developers Conference 2008 Announced

Minneapolis, MN– July 23, 2007– Last Straw Productions announced today the dates for the second annual Indie MMO Game Developers Conference, to be held in Minneapolis, MN. The Indie MMO Game Developers Conference (IMGDC), to be held on March 29 and 30 will be an informative, educational, and fun gathering of independent game developers from around the world who want to focus on MMOG technologies and network with designers and developers as passionate as they are. IMGDC 2008 is designed to be an informal venue of Indie and hobbyist developers with the shared goal to focus on design, development and production of Indie MMOGs/Virtual Worlds. IMGDC 2008 will have sessions ranging from game design to legal issues facing Indie developers. Industry professionals and pioneers, including Dr. Richard Bartle and Jay Moore, will be providing sessions focusing on "Industry Secrets." IMGDC 2008 will also feature demo stations where Indie developers will be able to showcase their latest creations and designs. IMGDC provides an excellent opportunityfor team building and networking.

“My team received approximately $30,000 in free consulting advice in two days and several free drinks. I’d call that a smashing success for us” says Rhea Studios CEO Eric Rhea.“We’re focusing more on networking and connections for IMGDC 2008” states IMGDC founder and director Jonathon Stevens.“It’s incredible the impact excitement and dedication can have when building entire worlds like MMOG makers do. It’s only natural that a conference for the most passionate, dedicated, and excited developers would be a hit!”

IMGDC provides content, community and contacts for artists, designers, programmers, and Indie entrepreneurs. If you've caught the incurable desire to make MMO games commercially, or even as a hobbyist, this is a community gathering of talented individuals and groups you will not want to miss. For more information, please visit the IMGDC 2008 website at http//www.IMGDC.com . For press inquiries, sponsorship opportunities or speaker paper submissions, please contact Jonathon Stevens at jonathon@last-straw-games.com.

About Last Straw Productions

Last Straw’s mission is to change the way games are made and played. Last Straw provides Indie MMO development and design tools as well as a range of Indie games. Last Straw is located in Minneapolis, MN and on the web at http://www.last-straw-games.com.


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