ATLANTA (September 12, 2012) — The Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) today announced that the keynote speakers for the sixth annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE), to be held Oct. 5 - 7 in Atlanta, will include Dustin Clingman, the current executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), and Rob Carroll, director of publishing for Tapjoy, one of the largest mobile game platforms.
“We are very excited to have two of the most forward-thinking people in the game development industry joining us at SIEGE,” said Andrew Greenberg, president of the Georgia Game Developers Association and producer of the upcoming Noble Armada iPad game. “Both of these speakers are on the bleeding edge of the rapid changes impacting the game business.
Dustin Clingman, CEO of ZeeGee Games as well as interim director of the IGDA, heads up the world’s largest association of game developers. The IGDA has thousands of members and chapters all over the world, including Nigeria, Vietnam, Shanghai and Atlanta. ZeeGee Games develops a wide variety of games, including virtual worlds, social games, mobile games and serious games.
Tapjoy reaches more than 600 million users around the world with its unique combination of virtual currency, games, videos and mobile applications. A game industry veteran, Rob Carroll directs Tapjoy’s publishing operations.
Now in its sixth year, SIEGE features leading figures from a wide spectrum of the game production industry, including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers, teachers and business executives. Other speakers include government figures, experts on computer game violence, social issues, serious games and more. The event also includes a college fair for high school students looking to learn game design skills, a Games for Health Day @ SIEGE, a game investment conference and many networking events for people looking to enter the industry as well as people already making games.
SIEGE attracts a variety of sponsors, including leading companies, universities and government organizations. The keynote speeches are sponsored by Peak 10 and Tapjoy. Conference sessions include classes on the latest software, game design techniques, business issues, serious games, starting a new company and more. Information is available at www.siegecon.net.