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The International Game Developers Association Elects New Board Members and Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 9, 2006 - The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has welcomed Dr. Michael Capps, Chris Crowell and Clarinda Merripen as its newest Board members, along with Mitzi McGilvray, who has been re-elected to the Board. The IGDA has also appointed new officers for the 2006-2007 term.

Brian Reynolds, president of independent studio Big Huge Games and contributor to such notable titles as Civilization II , Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends , was appointed as the new Chairperson. Mitzi McGilvray was reappointed Secretary, and Dr. Michael Capps will serve as Treasurer.

"I'm thrilled to be leading the IGDA Board at a time when the organization is capable of making great strides in helping, protecting, and encouraging game developers," said Brian Reynolds. "In particular, I joined the IGDA to help game professionals 'get a better deal,' and we intend to make progress on that."

The complete list of the IGDA Board of Directors is:

* Bob Bates (Chair Emeritus)
* Tom Buscaglia - Attorney, T.H. Buscaglia & Associates
* Dr. Michael Capps (Treasurer) - President, Epic Games
* Chris Crowell - Creative Director, Ubisoft Montreal
* Jason Della Rocca - Executive Director, IGDA
* Mitzi McGilvray (Secretary) - VP Casual Games, TikGames
* Clarinda Merripen
* Brian Reynolds (Chairperson) - President, Big Huge Games
* Kathy Schoback - VP of Content Acquisition, AGEIA

More information on the IGDA Board of Directors and all IGDA programs can be found at www.igda.org.

About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation. The IGDA's mission is to strengthen the international game development community and effect change to benefit that community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit www.igda.org or e-mail info@igda.org.

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