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Dissecta Event: "GDC Dev Focus: Latest from the USA"

Melbourne, Australia, 10 April 2006 - Dissecta presents "GDC Dev Focus: Latest from the USA," to be held 18th April in Melbourne. The event is an opportunity for local game industry professionals and enthusiasts to understand some of the key issues and trends raised at the recent Game Developers' Conference held in San Jose, USA in March.

Dissecta is pleased to confirm three presenters for GDC Dev Focus: Latest from the USA: Brett Paterson, CEO and Lead Programmer at Firelight Technologies, Ben Hutchison, Lead Developer at Playscape Games, and Greg Hill, CEO of Soundwave Concepts.

Brett will cover GDC06 generally while Ben, a mobile development specialist, will focus on GDC Mobile. Brett and Greg will also demonstrate Firelight Technologies' FMOD software running through aspects of the latest version of FMOD as demonstrated at GDC06 (Brett spoke at GDC's 2-day Audio Bootcamp tutorial class). FMOD is an audio engine that supports 12 platforms including Xbox 360, PSP, and PC, and is used in Blizzard's World of Warcraft and in Crytek's FarCry. Greg's company Soundwave Concepts provides expert vehicle sounds and recordings to the game industry, with his latest credits including Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations) and Motorstorm (Evolution Games).

GDC Dev Focus: Latest from the USA will be held Tuesday 18 April 2006 at 7pm at the Australian Games Innovation Centre (Academy of Interactive Entertainment Presentation Room), in the Atari Building, Melbourne, Australia.

For more information and booking details, visit Dissecta online at


Dissecta is an event based community, providing game fans and game makers the opportunity to hear and see the latest games and ideas, hear about game making, and discuss recently released video games with the creators. For more information visit Special thanks to the Australian Games Innovation Centre which is run by the Game Developers Association of Australia, and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Melbourne Campus.

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