SPIL GAMES and Google Present an HTML5 'Game Jam'

13th September, Hilversum: SPIL GAMES and Google are hosting an HTML5 Game Jam in Hilversum, the Netherlands on the weekend of October 9-10, 2010. The HTML5 Game Jam will give developers the chance to share best practices and create games in a fun environment.

The event will take place at SPIL GAMES' headquarters. It is primarily a hacking event, running from Saturday 10:00 am to Sunday 6:00 pm. It will kick off with short talks on the technology, followed by pitches from anyone with ideas for great games. Then it will be coding all day, with short presentations at the day's end. There will be chill-out areas with games and diversions, food to fuel the most dedicated hackers, prizes, and a few surprises along the way.

"This game jam is the latest development in our HTML5 strategy, and we're thrilled to work with Google on this," said Peter Driessen, CEO of SPIL GAMES. "An open, free weekend of hardcore coding fits perfectly in our strategy to unite the world in play, and we can't wait to see what comes out of the weekend."

Interested developers can sign up using this form: http://bit.ly/ct9pSB

Ends

For more information, please contact Simon Byron or Ali Wood at Premier PR: +44 (0)207 292 8330

firstname.surname@premierpr.com

About SPIL GAMES

Based in the Netherlands, SPIL GAMES owns and operates a global family of websites dedicated to online games. With 41 localized online game destinations in 19 languages, SPIL GAMES is ranked as a Top 60 most visited online property in the world (according to comScore Media Metrix) and attracts 130 million unique visitors to its websites each month. A deep understanding of the online gaming market enables SPIL GAMES to produce localized and targeted websites such as gamesgames.com (for families), agame.com (for teens), and GirlsGoGames.com (for girls). In its current portfolio, SPIL GAMES has a collection of more than 4,000 online games, which have been developed both in-house and through partnerships with top-tier game developers and studios. Additionally, SPIL GAMES is present on the world's leading social networks through its game application, Zapapa. For more information, please visit www.spilgames.com.


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.