The Glass Development Studio at GC family

GC - Games Convention 2007

(23– 26 August 2007)

Press&Trade Visitor Day: 22 August 2007

Berlin/Leipzig, 7 August 2007

The The German Federal Association for Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) has joined up with Leipziger Messe to create the first glass development studio at the GC - Games Convention. From 23 to 26 August the Hannover development studio exDream entertainment will be developing a game at the GC family hall (Hall 5, stand F40), providing visitors with an insight into the typical working processes involved in the development of a game.

The game will be a puzzle similar to the games classic Tetris. Visitors to the show will be able to watch the four-man development team at work from idea and concept to programming and graphic design. In addition, the exDream team will also be answering any questions regarding the process of developing a digital game. "We only need four days to complete the process. This means that visitors will be able to watch the game slowly take shape before their eyes. GC visitors in the glass development studio will be also be able to subject the different versions of the game to their own quality testing,“ explained Boje Holtz of exDream.

The glass development studio opens on Thursday, 23 August 2007.

Further information:

The The German Federal Association for Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) is an organisation representing the interests of providers and producers of entertainment software in Germany. As contact partner for the media as well as political and social institutions, BIU aims to promote proximity to the games industry, as well as providing information on the subject of computer and video games.

The GC is Europe's leading show for interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment and hardware. Around 410 exhibitors from the games industry will be presenting themselves at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre from 23 to 26 August. A total of 115,000 square metres of space is available for games fans (2006: 90,000). The GC is open on Thursday and Sunday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm , with doors open until 8.00 pm on the Friday and Saturday. Further information can be found at www.gc-germany.com.

Contact:

The German Federal Association for Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU)

Rungestraße 18

D-10179 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2408779-0

Fax.: +49 (0)30 / 2408779-11

http://www.biu-online.de

E-mail: presse@biu-online.de

Leipziger Messe GmbH

Contact for the press:

Torsten Anke, Press Officer

Telephone: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 84

Fax: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 82

E-mail: t.anke@leipziger-messe.de

Contact for exhibitors/visitors:

Peggy Schönbeck, Project Director

Telephone: +49 (0)341 / 678 82 81

Fax: +49 (0)341 / 678 82 82

E-mail: p.schoenbeck@leipziger-messe.de

Internet:

www.gc-germany.com


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