GameDev.Net Partners with GameX Industry Summit in Philadelphia

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Thursday, April 9, 2009---Philadelphia, PA--- The GameX Industry Summit, produced by GameX (the Games&Media Expo), today announced its media partnership with GameDev.net. GameDev.net is the leading online news and information destination for game developers, providing in-depth editorial, extensive resources and product reviews for an active community of 350,000 international game developers.

GameDev.net, the largest game development web site of its kind, is serving as the exclusive game developer-focused media partner of the GameX Industry Summit, presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapters in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and Philadelphia. The GameX Industry Summit is co-located with GameX, October 23-25, 2009 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, and is supported by a major media sponsor, NBC Local Media in Philadelphia– WCAU TV/NBC 10.

In addition to providing promotional support for the GameX Industry Summit, GameDev.net will host several conference sessions, utilizing members of their top-notch editorial staff to moderate and drive timely discussion on key game development issues. GameDev.net is also encouraging their game developer audience to participate in the GameX Industry Summit“call for proposals,” which invites game industry professionals to submit session proposals for game development-focused lectures, panels, roundtables and keynotes.

Melissa Astle, president of GameDev.net, states, "GameX Industry Summit represents the kind of game developer-oriented event that we can support with a great deal of enthusiasm. Our readers can attend GameX and receive substantial benefit from their peers and leaders in the games industry. We’re especially interested in the opportunity to host key developer sessions and workshops at the conference.”

Paul Tresca, executive producer of GameX and president of Virtual Rush Gaming, adds“We are extremely pleased to welcome GameDev.net to participate as a media partner to the GameX Industry Summit, and to share their vast well of resources with game developers on the East Coast and elsewhere. They bring enormous value to the table in terms of their deep knowledge of game developer needs and interests. GameX and the Northeast-area IGDA chapters are highly committed to serving these same needs and interests.”

For more than a decade, GameDev.net has served game developers from around the world, offering developer news, thousands of articles and other resources, active discussion forums, and most importantly a portal to the growing international community of game developers. The people behind GameDev.net have written game development books and numerous articles for magazines and online publications, speak regularly at game industry events, and work in the games and simulation industries. GameDev.net has received accolades from numerous sources as the best place on the Internet to learn about game development.

Game industry professionals interested in responding to the GameX Industry Summit“call for proposals” can review proposal guidelines online at www.gamexpo.us and e-mail their questions and final proposals to: proposals@gamexpo.us. The deadline for final proposal submissions is Monday, June 15.

About GameDev.net

www.gamedev.net

Based in Southern California, GameDev.net was created with the sole purpose of providing a public site where game developers could freely exchange information. It is powered by game developers, real people with real experience and education in their fields. This site contains technical articles that have been written by literally hundreds of people across the world on various topics and varying skill levels. The site also includes news on the latest happenings in the game development world. GameDev.net makes their environment friendly to all walks of life in the game development world.

About GameX

www.gamexpo.us

The Games&Media Expo is a national game consumer show and‘pop culture’ festival produced by Virtual Rush Gaming and NBC Universal, designed to draw from local, regional and national audiences of game players, film and TV fans, comic book buffs and tech enthusiasts.

For more details regarding the GameX Industry Summit, contact Morgan Ogburn, ThemePark Studios, 512/916-9633 or morgan@themeparkstudios.com.

To learn more about the IGDA chapters in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and Philadelphia, please visit www.nycgames.org, www.njchapter.com, www.igda.org/baltimore and www.igda.org/philly.

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