NEW ADDITIONS TO THE GAME SCREENINGS LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR EDINBURGH INTERACTIVE 2010

Wednesday 14th July/... Looking to get into the video games industry? Want to check out the latest games and listen to some of the most influential people behind those titles? This year’s Edinburgh Interactive screenings programme has a stellar line-up of speakers, amazing games screenings and workshops designed to help open the door to arguably the most creative industry in the world.

The latest announcements to the roster include an exciting showreel from Codemasters that showcases its future releases, including F1 2010 TM , the official game of the 2010 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TM , and a duo of brand new titles for the year ahead.

What are minis and what opportunities do these downloadable PlayStation games provide independent developers? John Booth, Networked Products Planning and Development, SCEE, fronts an enlightening public games screening on the PlayStation minis phenomenon, entitled “PlayStation minis 101 (or, how to break into the games industry without being a millionaire)”. Looking at their performance to date, Booth will also feature case studies from indie game developers and more established publishers that explore the lessons learnt from nurturing a game from concept to console.

Clive Robert, CEO of Train2Game, will be hosting an evening Games Screening session about the lack of industry relevant and recognised courses available with pathways for successful careers in the industry, a topic which lead him to embark on the creation of Train2Game. The seminar will discuss the skills shortages within the gaming industry, despite its growth, technological advances and soar in creativity over the last five years.

Maciej Zurawski and Diwakar Thakore, co-founders of Musicmantik, will demonstrate Musemantik's pioneering emotion-aware entertainment technology, illustrating how to achieve emotional depth even in highly complex and non-linear games. During the public screening session, Zurawski and Thakore will present various application spaces and discuss some of the underlying principles.

The Edinburgh Interactive conference delivers a lively schedule from a wide range of industry sectors including games, social networking, mobile entertainment, education, music, film and television. It also plays host to a range of free events including a games showcase and the Games Screening programme.

Edinburgh Interactive is part of The Edinburgh Festival– the biggest cultural festival in the world. EI delivers a lively schedule from a wide range of industry sectors including games, social networking, mobile entertainment, education, music, film and television. It also plays host to a range of free events including a games showcase and the Games Screening programme.

This year also marks a new event partnership between Edinburgh Interactive and Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. On Thursday 26th August 2010, the eve of the TV Festival and the closing day of Edinburgh Interactive, the two will host a creative industries network event for television and games, bringing the decision makers from games and television together for the first time.

Edinburgh Interactive 2010

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th August

Filmhouse

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ, UK

Registration is open now at www.edinburghinteractive.co.uk

Edinburgh Interactive 2010 registration details:

Standard registration -£175 + VAT

Scottish-based developers and companies -£125 + VAT

Students -£75 inc. VAT

If you are interested in getting involved with Edinburgh Interactive 2010– through partnerships, sponsorship, or simply to find out more about the commercial opportunities at EI 2010, please contact Alexa Turness: Tel +44 (0) 1462 456780; alexa.turness@bhpr.co.uk

For press enquiries, please contact tom.sargent@bhpr.co.uk or gareth.williams@bhpr.co.uk

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About Edinburgh Interactive 2010

Now celebrating its eighth successful year, Edinburgh Interactive is powered up to showcase the continued popularity, growth and influence of video games. And this year, the Interactive Festival is more synchronised with the world famous Edinburgh Festival than ever, appealing to the press, public and professionals from film, television and interactive media backgrounds alike, offering a bigger event for delegates, more consumer focusing– an overall spectacle for all.

As ever, Edinburgh Interactive wouldn’t be complete without the cornerstones of conferences, keynotes, panel sessions, debates, games screenings and even more people than ever jostling to get through the doors. www.edinburghinteractivefestival.com

Edinburgh Interactive is managed by an Executive committee and a board drawn from all areas of the games industry, including publishers, developers and the two industry trade bodies: The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA) http://www.tiga.org and the Entertainment&Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) http://www.elspa.com. EIGF Ltd is the non-profit company behind the festival.

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