THINK SERVICES' GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE CHINA TO SERVE AS DEFINITIVE CHINESE GAME INDUSTRY EVENT IN 2009

SAN FRANCISCO—December 9, 2008—Think Services Game Group, producers of the Game Developers Conferences®, Game Developer Magazine, and Gamasutra.com, will present the second Game Developers Conference China (GDC China) in Shanghai, October 11-13. Supported by an advisory board that includes representatives from Shanda, Epic Games China, 9you and DJL International and endorsed by key government agencies associated with the industry, GDC China will once again bring the GDC’s authoritative content and global reach to the region.

GDC China aims to advance the state of China’s game industry by featuring top-quality content and incorporating the GDC’s global development community perspective. The 2007 inaugural event was produced“by developers, for developers,” offering unique learning, sharing and networking opportunities for the Chinese market. To deepen this connection between China and the worldwide game development community and enable an infusion of creative ideas and strategic partnerships, the GDC is coming to China again in October of 2009.

“We are excited to return to Shanghai in October to repeat the success of our launch event in 2007”, said Meggan Scavio, Event Director.“In true GDC spirit, this event will present attendees with the knowledge, skills and networking opportunities to help them get a head start in the burgeoning Chinese games industry.”

GDC China will serve as the last global event in 2009 for the GDC’s global event calendar which includes the main GDC in San Francisco in March, GDC Canada in Vancouver in May, GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany in August, and Austin GDC in Austin, Texas in September. The GDC and GDC China are not affiliated with any other event operators in China.

For more information, please visit www.China.GDConf.com.

About Think Services and the Think Services Game Group

Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using innovative media, educational events, consulting, training and certification. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute, and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with a market capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz, GameSetWatch.com, the Game Developers Conference, the Austin Game Developers Conference, GDC Canada, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. For more information, please visit www.tsgamegroup.com.

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