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Inaugural Independent Games Festival Mobile At GDC 2008 Names Judges

SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 11, 2007— Organizers of the Independent Games Festival (IGF) have named the judges for the inaugural IGF Mobile, a first-of-its-kind event, celebrating innovation in games for cellphones and other mobile devices including Sony’s PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DS. High-profile executives and journalists within the mobile gaming industry have been confirmed to award nearly $20,000 in prizes at this sister event to the IGF.

Confirmed judges for IGF Mobile are:

    <*>Mike Yuen, Senior Director, Gaming Group, Qualcomm <*>David Gosen, CEO, I-play <*>Arjan Olsder, Writer, Mobilegamesblog.com <*>Darryl Williams, Senior Director of Content, Playphone <*>Justin Davis, Editor-in-chief, Modojo <*>Demetri G. Detsaridis, Creative Director, Massively Mobile <*>Stuart Dredge, Writer, Pocket Gamer <*>Neil Trevett, Vice President Mobile Content, NVIDIA <*>Monty Munford, Business Development Director, Player X <*>Steve Wetherill, President, Uztek Games <*>Matthew Hawkins, Writer, zedgeHeadz <*>Michael Chang, CEO, Greystripe <*>John Walker, Writer, Rock Paper Shotgun

Like the IGF, the IGF Mobile will have its own pavilion featuring the finalists on the show floor atthe Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2008 next February. All finalist games will be playable on the GDC show floor,. Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the GDC Mobile conference and honored during the main IGF Awards on Wednesday February 20, 2008. Submissions for the IGF Mobile competition close October 26, 2007. For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.igfmobile.com .

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