SAN FRANCISCO— Sept. 29, 2008— The Game Career Seminar, programmed by Think Services’ Game Developers Conference (GDC), will take place alongside the Entertainment for All™ (E for All™) videogame expo October 3, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center ( http://www.gamecareerseminar.com/conference). The seminar will begin with an interactive keynote address titled“Design by Committee,” by Andy Schatz, CEO and founder of Pocketwatch Games, and Dan Paladin, artist for The Behemoth. The pair, who are both independent game developers, will use their different design sensibilities and input from the audience to brainstorm a new game design, while illustrating their work styles and thought processes.
The Game Career Seminar presents an opportunity for students, graduates and aspiring game developers to network with industry professionals from various companies and learn how to enter the thriving game development world.
Other speakers at the Game Career Seminar will include:
• Fiona Cherbak, Chair of the IGDA’s Women in Games Special Interest Group
• Carey Chico, Executive Art Director at Pandemic Studios
• Tim Lang, Lead Game Designer at Spin Master Studio
• Marc Mencher, CEO of GameRecruiter
• Scott Steinberg, founder of Embassy Multimedia Consultants and author of Get Rich Playing Games and Videogame Marketing and PR
• Jim Rivers, Hiring Manager at Obsidian Entertainment
• Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director of the MDM Program at the Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way Campus
To register or see the conference schedule, visit www.gamecareerseminar.com/conference.
About Think Services
Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using innovative media, educational events, consulting, training and certification. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute, HDI (formerly the Help Desk Institute), and Dr. Dobb's Journal. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. To learn more, visit http://www.think-services.com.
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Contact: Brian Rubin / Sibel Sunar
Think Services Game Group