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Austin Game Conference supports record games industry recruitment drive

The third annual Austin Game Conference will host a massive industry recruitment drive this month, as a record number of top-tier publishing and development companies seek new staff hires.

The third annual Austin Game Conference will host a massive industry recruitment drive this month, as a record number of top-tier publishing and development companies seek new staff hires.

As an integral part of the two day conference, which runs from 27th-28th October, anyone interested in developing or beginning their career in the games industry can speak directly to fourteen different companies on the lookout for fresh talent.

Companies including, but not limited to: Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, THQ, Activision, BioWare, Radical Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment have already committed to the event, and there's every chance that any one of the additional 77 exhibitors or 2000 plus developers will have opportunities available for the right people.

The conference, which features 130 speakers and 9 conference tracks in addition to the exhibitors, developer showcase and workshop sessions, has been extended to include specific discussions on the issues and technical solutions for creating and developing mobile, multiplayer and Massively Multiplayer Online games. Particular emphasis on emerging platforms and technologies will be provided.

Whilst the huge recruitment drive is great news for the industry and confirms observers' forecasts of massive, continual growth in games development, a recent study revealed that the workforce within the games industry is noticeably lacking in diversity, particularly in terms of gender and ethnicity. The Austin Game Conference is a perfect opportunity to address that issue, and anyone interested in attending can register [link www.gameconference.com] at the conference website now.

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Paul Loughrey

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