2009 Game Developers Conference Europe Opens Online Registration

    Pan-European Developer Event to Connect Peers, Luminaries, and Business
Professionals Worldwide in Cologne, Germany August 17-19

    BERLIN, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration for the 2009 Game
Developers Conference(R) Europe (GDC Europe) is now open through August 18. 
GDC Europe will play host to over 80 lectures, panels, and keynotes from top
international speakers--serving as the country's premier professional event
and addressing the needs and opportunities for developers and business
professional throughout Europe today.  Early registrants to GDC Europe receive
additional discounts before the end of Professional Discount Day, July 29.

    GDC Europe will focus on business and management, game design,
production, programming, and will cover topics in mobile and serious games. 
Resonating with the needs of the local development community, the conference
will play special attention to online games and the opportunities in
developing for social networking communities, and host day and evening
networking events.

    "GDC Europe will be the definitive European developer event this year,"
said Frank Sliwka event director. "We are combining the unique strengths,
history, and reach of the GDC to Europe and creating an event truly focused in
serving developers in Europe and worldwide."

    GDC Europe will take place from August 17-19, 2009 at the Cologne
Congress East Center in Cologne, Germany and will be held in conjunction with
gamescom, the leading game industry European event for consumers, publishers,
and trade professionals. Learn more about GDC Europe at www.gdceurope.com.

    About the Think Services Game Group
    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, GamesOnDeck.com,
SeriousGamesSource.com, the Game Developers Conference(R), the Game Developers
Conference(R) Austin, the Game Developers Conference(R) Europe, the Game
Developers Conference(R) China, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the
Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. 
To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com

    About Think Services, a division of United Business Media
    Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using
educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and
innovative media. 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 (ICMI), 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.


                   Simon Wondracek, Gerriet Ohls, Europe
                   +49 (0)251 7481123
                   sw@fragster.de, go@fragster.de

                   Ben Veechai, US

                   Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development
                   +49 (0)171 1288898


For further information:

For further information: Media, Europe, Simon Wondracek, sw@fragster.de,
or Gerriet Ohls, go@fragster.de, both for Think Services Game Group, +49
(0)251 7481123; or US, Ben Veechai, +1-415-947-6280,
bveechai@think-services.com, or Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business
Development, +49 (0)171 1288898, fsliwka@think-services.com, both of Think
Services Game Group Web Site: http://www.think-services.com                
http://www.gdceurope.com                 http://www.tsgamegroup.com

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