Keynote Announcement for GameON: Finance 2011

January 4, 2011– Interactive Ontario (IO) is pleased to announce that Rémi Racine, President and Executive Producer of Behaviour (formerly Artificial Mind&Movement) will be a keynote speaker at GameON: Finance 2011.  Don Carmody, President of Don Carmody Productions, and Dino Patti, Co-Creator of LIMBO, and co-founder of Playdead Games will also be featured keynote interviews at the conference, taking place on January 20&21 at the Design Exchange, Toronto.

For the past 18 years, Racine has positioned Behaviour as a world leader in the video game industry. Under his leadership, the company has ranked simultaneously amongst the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ and Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies™ from 2006 to 2008.

Carmody produced feature films Silent Hill and Resident Evil: Afterlife, which recently topped worldwide box office receipts of over $280 million -- making it the most successful production in Canadian feature film history, surpassing previous box office champion PORKY’S, also produced by Don Carmody. In November 2010, Boondock Saints was released on the iPhone, iPad&iTouch.

Patti is co-creator of the critically acclaimed title, LIMBO, which has now received several international awards including two awards at the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco and 3 Milthons for Game of the Year, Best Indie Game and Best Visual Art at the European Games Awards.

GameON: Finance offers advice on transmedia digital game projects, and funding strategies on how to create a game or app that expands screen-based creative. GameON: Finance offers delegates the insider business and market knowledge needed to understand how to budget, build and finance your mobile, online, social, or ipad, game.  Through one-on-one meetings, GameON: Finance fosters partnerships and connections needed to get a game financed, developed and distributed.

Keynotes, panel discussions and interviews will cover boot-strapping, venture capital, government programs and alternate funding models.

For a full list of speakers, the schedule and tickets visit: http://www.gameonfinance.com

About GameON: Finance ( www.gameonfinance.com)

GameON: Finance is an investment forum for the interactive games industry that connects game developers, innovators, investors and industry leaders. Over the course of two days in downtown Toronto, case-studies and panel sessions will provide valuable insight on the varied prospects for growth within the dynamic economic, creative and technological landscape of games.

About Interactive Ontario ( www.interactiveontario.com)

IO is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry. To this end IO represents over 270 member-companies as an industry advocate within Ontario and nationally as a founding member of the Canadian Interactive Alliance /Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC).

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For more information:

Danielle Engels

Director, Marketing&Communications

Interactive Ontario (io)

99 Atlantic Ave., Suite 411

Toronto, ON M6K 3J8

T: 416.516.0077 x224

F: 416.840.0512

email: danielle@interactiveontario.com

web: www.interactiveontario.com


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