Germany's Best Developer of FPS Games to Sponsor GCDC Night

GC Developers Conference (GCDC)

(August 18th-20th, 2008)

LEIPZIG, Germany - July 25th, 2008 - Games Convention Developers Conference (GCDC) today announced that world renowned German game developer, Crytek, will be the official sponsor of GCDC Night on August 19th. The company behind the hugely successful First-Person Shooter (FPS) games, Far Cry and Crysis will co-host the most important networking event at the conference. GCDC takes place prior to the GC - Games Convention in Leipzig from August 18th-20th, 2008.

On the second night of the conference, the most important representatives of the gaming industry will gather for GCDC Night in a cozy atmosphere of barbecued food and cocktails.

"Having the most famous German development company as the main sponsor of the coveted GCDC Night supports our common goal to grow awareness of our key gaming brands internationally," said Frank Sliwka, project director of GCDC. "Everyone from the keynote speakers and lecturersto the attendees of the conference will find GCDC Night to be one of the best networking events for the games industry worldwide."

"After the busy hours of the conference, most of the attendees are happy to unwind at the GCDC Night," said Cevat Yerli, CEO&President of Crytek GmbH. "We want to capitalize on the cozy atmosphere to introduce our company and our visions to the renowned speakers and attendees."

Further information can be found on the GCDC website at:

GCDC 2007 Retrospective

In 2007, GCDC was attended by 940 conference participants from 37 countries. Among the speakers were Bob Bates (USA, Legendary Game Designer and Writer), Julian Eggebrecht (USA, Factor 5), Tim Schafer (USA, Double Fine), Bruce Shelley (USA, Ensemble Studios), and Brian Sullivan (USA, Iron Lore Entertainment). GC Developers Conference has established itself internationally and today it is not only the most important event for game development in Europe, but also one of the most important conferences for the industry worldwide.

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