Plans are building for August's Edinburgh Interactive Festival.
Taking place on Thursday, August 13th and 14th, the two-day event will open with a keynote from EA Sports boss Peter Moore.
Key names from Endemol, Playfish, Jagex, BMO Capital Markets, Turbine and German games giant Bigpoint are all signed up to talk at the event, which this year has widened its remit to include subjects like social networking.
Running alongside the industry conference is the Game Play Area and Games Screenings Sessions for members of the public. These free consumer areas attract consumers from Scotland and the North of England. This year's exhibiting publishers include Nintendo, Sony, Eidos and Disney Interactive.
The event is also timed to coincide with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which runs from Friday August 7th to 31st in the Scottish city.