SAN FRANCISCO - February 24, 2010
Women in Games International (WIGI), in partnership with Social Gold, today announced that it will host its 3rd annual mixer at GDC 2010 on Wednesday, March 10 from 6:00pm– 9:00pm. This year’s industry exclusive VIP party will be will be held at one of the most unique venues in San Francisco— the California Historical Society Museum located a few blocks away from Moscone Center. The event will bring together innovative developers, publishers, and top leaders from the industry along with great food, drinks, and plenty of excitement.
Women in Games International works to promote leadership, inclusion, and advancement of women in the global games industry, and is centered around the philosophy that diversifying the game development, media, academic and publishing workplace results in not only a more equitable space, but better products.
"For the 3rd annual GDC event, we’re focused on expanding awareness among growing and emerging markets within the games industry," said Asra Rasheed of Women in Games International. "We are delighted to have Social Gold as our title sponsor as they represent our initiative to diversify and encourage involvement from other areas of gaming."
Social Gold provides a full-featured virtual economy platform that enables publishers to create and manage their own white-labeled virtual currency, provide an unparalleled payments experience to their users, and optimize their virtual economy using robust analytics. The company has an experienced and dedicated team founded by veterans Amazon.com, who were responsible for engineering such products as Amazon.com’s Flexible Payments Web Service and Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk.
"As the industry-leading virtual economy platform for powering virtual currency and payment solutions, we are pleased to be officially co-hosting this year's GDC VIP mixer with Women in Games International," said Vikas Gupta, founder and CEO of Social Gold. "With the growth of the virtual goods market, we see many opportunities to foster this growth among our industry peers, including events like the event hosted by WIGI."
The event team also extends a big thank you to additional event sponsors whose support continues to help build and grow Women in Games International. Sponsors include: The Entropia Platform; Garvey Shubert Barer Law; LOGIN Conference; Vivox; Disney Interactive Media Group; Red Octane; and Gibney Anthony&Flaherty, LLP.
About Women in Games International
Women in Games International (WIGI) was founded in 2005 in response to a growing demand around the world for the inclusion and advancement of women in the games industry. Managed by a steering committee comprised of like-minded individuals, WIGI is supported by corporate and media sponsors, and directed by a global advisory board. For more information, please visit www.womeningamesinternational.org.
About Social Gold™
Social Gold™ is an industry-leading virtual economy platform owned and operated by Jambool, Inc. The Social Gold platform enables developers to create and manage their own white-labeled virtual currency, provide an unparalleled payments experience to their users, and optimize their virtual economy using robust analytics. Through innovation in Flash-based payments solutions, a sophisticated fraud management system and an easy-to-integrate API, Social Gold has received recognition as an outstanding platform for powering virtual economies. Jambool, Inc. was co-founded by Amazon.com veterans Vikas Gupta and Reza Hussein and has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://getsocialgold.com.
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Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint on behalf of Social Gold