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TIGA to be Premier Sponsor of Largest European Gathering of Developers


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SAN FRANCISCO - May 11, 2005 - The Game Developers Conference Europe (GDCE) takes place Tuesday, August 30 through Thursday, September 1 at London's Le Meridien Hotel. TIGA (The Independent Games Developers Association) - the leading organization representing independent developers from the UK and Europe - is the premier sponsor of the event. GDCE is presented by the CMP Game Group, organizers of the Game Developers Conference and the Serious Games Summit D.C. as well as publishers of Game Developer Magazine and Gamasutra.com.

The GDCE conference program builds upon the Future Vision theme, recently unveiled at the 2005 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco this past March. The GDC featured progressive conference sessions led by industry gurus who empowered developers to create tomorrow's games today. GDCE expands upon this Future Vision theme with a special focus on next generation development. The conference introduces new visionary sessions designed to provoke innovation amongst developers and motivate them to learn new skills essential for creating the next generation of interactive entertainment. Through three days of lectures, keynotes, panels, tutorials, and roundtable discussions, GDCE will focus on the road ahead for developers.

"European developers are an essential element of publishers' global strategies as we stand on the brink of next generation console announcements and the launch of titles that will define their impact," said Jamil Moledina, Director of the Game Developers Conference. "It is therefore incumbent upon us to apply our tried-and-true GDC methodology to deliver our industry leading forum to this critical market."

GDCE is the core event for game development professionals in Europe who wish to shape the industry and expand the resources, tools, and technologies they use to create next generation games. GDCE is also the principal gathering place where European professionals will help set the agenda for interactive entertainment for years to come.

"TIGA is delighted to be working with CMP as the premier sponsor of the Game Developers Conference Europe," said Ian Baverstock, Chairman of TIGA. "Bringing the experience of the team behind the world's leading game developer conference to GDCE is just what our members were hoping for and we look forward to supporting this event as it brings high quality sessions covering the issues that matter to our members to Europe this August."

Please visit www.gdceurope.com for more information. Delegate and press registration and conference information will be available at the beginning of June.

About the CMP Game Group

A core provider of essential information and community to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group includes the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, and GDCTV. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media (www.cmp.com) is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

About TIGA

TIGA (www.tiga.org) is the trade body that represents the business and commercial interests of UK games developers to government departments, publishers and financal institutions. TIGA is lobbying Treasury, DTI and Inland Revenue on issues of sector specific tax breaks, and on the definition of R&D as it applies to games development. TIGA has members in Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Austria. TIGA is a founder member of the European Games Developers Federation and of the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival (www.eief.co.uk).

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