GDC Canada Brings Attention to Canadian Game Development Community,
Encouraging Career and Business Opportunities


    
    Event Content Changes and Dates Announced for 2011





    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SAN FRANCISCO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">May 13</span> /CNW/ -- The Game Developers Conference(TM) <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> (GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>) co-produced by UBM TechWeb Game Network and Reboot Communications, brought together more than 775 game industry professionals last week for two days of learning, networking and inspiration at the <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> Convention Centre (VCC). Comparable to last year's attendance numbers, GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> 2010 provided opportunities for sharing knowledge, making new connections and celebrating the passion and dedication of fellow Canadian game-makers. In <span class="xn-chron">May 2011</span>, Reboot Communications will continue to serve the Canadian development community in <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> with a videogame conference that will feature a "Best of GDC" track, as part of <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> Interactive Digital Week 2011.</p>
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<p>GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> was designed with the core values and dedication to quality that is at the heart of all Game Developers Conferences®. With more than 35 lectures, panels, and sessions covering best-practices that studios should implement to develop successful franchises for consoles, iPhone games and digitally distributed titles, the conference was successful in inspiring Canadian developers to share experiences for fostering ingenuity and quality games. GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> featured the Game Career Seminar, an expo area, business to business lounge and networking receptions where attendees met with representatives from Epic Games, Radical, Relic, Blue Castle, Hansoft and Sony Computer Entertainment, among others.</p>
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<p>"It was our honor to host some of the most dedicated and talented developers at GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> this year," said Izora de Lillard, event director of GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. "The event was a great opportunity for the developer community to network with like minded professionals and learn best practices for developing big global titles and understanding emerging digital distribution models."</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Bill Mooney</span>, a Vice President at Zynga Studios and General Manager of FarmVille, kicked-off GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> with a keynote that provided a deeper dive into the evolving social gaming space and its future. The talk elaborated on the next business model of the internet using prominent Zynga titles as case studies, including FarmVille and Mafia Wars, whose soaring popularity has helped the Facebook-based games attain more than 85 million active users.</p>
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<p>GDC <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> also hosted a Canadian version of GDC's popular Game Career Seminar, which is designed for individuals looking to make a career move within the game industry. At the Game Career Seminar, videogame industry icon <span class="xn-person">Tommy Tallarico</span> brought his in-depth knowledge from years of experience to the mic with an intimate keynote interview with <span class="xn-person">Victor Lucas</span>, a Canadian television host of the Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run. Attendees learned how Tommy grew from humble beginning to his creation of Video Games Live and to having his own PBS special.</p>
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<p>In <span class="xn-chron">May 2011</span>, Reboot Communications will continue to serve the Canadian development community in <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> with a videogame conference as part of <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> Interactive Digital Week 2011. UBM TechWeb is pleased to continue to participate in the 2011 event in <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span>, in the form of a specialized "Best of GDC" track. This partnership with Reboot will bring top GDC lectures from worldwide to the Canadian audience for the first time.</p>
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<p>For more information on this upcoming program and future GDC events, visit GDC-Canada.com</p>
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    About the UBM TechWeb Game Network
    
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<p>A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the UBM TechWeb Game Network - formerly known as 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 the Game Developers Conference®, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com and network of sites, the Game Advertising Online ad network, the Game Developers Conference® Online, the Game Developers Conference(TM) <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>, the Game Developers Conference(TM) <span class="xn-location">China</span>, the Game Developers Conference(TM) <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards.</p>
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    About UBM TechWeb, a division of United Business Media
    
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<p>UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software and Game developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.</p>
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    About Reboot Communications
    
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<p>Reboot Communications Ltd. is a Canadian company based in British Columbia that specializes in organizing and implementing national and international conferences focused on information technology, public safety, privacy and security, health, electronic gaming and sustainability. Over the past fourteen years, Reboot has provided a full spectrum of conference management services to the private and public sector, including: marketing and communications, logistics, agenda development, sponsorship sales, research and intergovernmental expertise. Reboot also produced the 1st Annual Canadian Videogame Awards in <span class="xn-chron">May 2010</span>. For more information please visit: <a href="http://www.rebootconference.com/">http://www.rebootconference.com/</a>.</p>
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                   fortyseven communications
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                   Ahmad White
                   UBM TechWeb Game Network
                   415.947.6207
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For further information: For further information: Teresa Tyndorf, +1-323-658-1200, teresa@fortyseven.com, or Brian Rubin, +1-212-391-4707, brian@fortyseven.com, both of fortyseven communications, for UBM TechWeb Game Network; or Ahmad White of UBM TechWeb Game Network, +1-415-947-6207, awhite@think-services.com Web Site: http://gdc-canada.com

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