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Festival of Games sets 2011 theme

Games Anywhere on the agenda for growing European event

Next year's Festival of Games is to focus on the growth and expansion of games in every sector of the consumer market.

With an agenda of 'Games Anywhere', the event aims to cover the new economy opened up by gaming via smartphones, broadband, browser, social media and other forms of technology and entertainment.

"Since our inception in 2005 we have seen the industry shift from being publisher-driven to being consumer-driven," said Seth van der Meer, chairman of the Festival of Games.

"This development has paved the way for online publishers, indie developers and transmedia developers to become the new and daring kids on the block."

Taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on April 28 and 29, the Festival of Games is supported by the NLGD Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. GamesIndustry.biz will once again support the event as conference partner.

"The Games Anywhere theme really does tie into so many of the crucial aspects of development and business that our industry is facing, both now and into the future," said Phil Elliott, publisher at GamesIndustry.biz.

"For anybody that wants to understand how to tackle one of the fastest-moving sectors there is, heading to the Festival of Games will be vital."

More information on the Festival of Games can be found on the official site.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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