CCP CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at 2009 Game Developers Conference Europe

    Hilmar Petursson to Inspire Continued Industry Growth in Europe

    BERLIN, June 10 /CNW/ -- Hilmar Petursson, Chief Executive Officer of
CCP, one of the world's largest independent game developers, will deliver a
keynote address at the 2009 Game Developers Conference Europe entitled, "CCP:
Winning the War".  GDC Europe will take place August 17-19, 2009 at Cologne
Congress Center East in Cologne, Germany, bringing together top talent from
across the globe to meet, exchange ideas and showcase some of the recent
advances in video games and supporting technology.

    In his address, Petursson will discuss CCP's rise to success from
relative obscurity and how the small Reykjavik-based studio overcame the
stigma of producing a niche product that's now one of the largest massively
multiplayer games (MMOGs) in the world: EVE Online. As a testament to the
industry's potential for growth despite widespread economic turmoil and as an
inspiration for up-and-coming independent studios, Petursson will give an
exclusive first look at the company's latest project, which is currently in

    "GDC Europe is gearing up to be one of the industry's most essential
events. I am honored to have this opportunity to share some of the valuable
lessons CCP has learned with such a prestigious audience," said Hilmar

    Appointed CEO in January of 2004, Petursson has led CCP's explosive
growth in terms of size and influence, including the company's expansion into
Asia and North America. Earlier this year, CCP announced plans for an
extensive global expansion of the company, reflecting the global uptake of
MMOGs and as evidenced by EVE's ongoing prosperity.

    To learn more about this keynote, and the up-to-date speaker and session
lineup for GDC Europe visit:

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    MEDIA CONTACT: Simon Wondracek, Gerriet Ohls, Europe
                   +49 (0)251 7481123

                   Ben Veechai, North America

    GDC EUROPE CONTACT: Frank Sliwka, VP European Business Development
                        +49 (0)171 1288898


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For further information: Media, Simon Wondracek, Gerriet Ohls, Europe,
+49 (0)251 7481123,,; or Ben Veechai, North
America, +1-415-947-6280,; or GDC Europe, Frank
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