FOUNDATION 9 PARTICIPATING IN UPCOMING SHOWS
Recruiting and demos planned for Wonder-Con and the Game Developer's Conference
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - February 21, 2007 - Foundation 9 Entertainment, the largest independent developer in North America, today announced that it will participate in two upcoming conventions this spring. The company will have booths at the 2007 Game Developers Conference and the 2007 Wonder-Con Comics and Pop Culture Show, both taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in March.
"Exhibiting at the Game Developers Conference and Wonder-Con have been very successful endeavors for us," said Richard Hare, chief creative officer of Foundation 9. "GDC allows us to interface with the top talent in the industry, and Wonder-Con gives us the opportunity to connect directly with the people who buy our games and comics."
Foundation 9's main goal for GDC will be to recruit for the more than 40 positions currently available at its studios across North America. In addition, the company will have numerous titles on display, including the upcoming Godzilla®: Unleashed to be published by Atari, Inc. for Nintendo WiiTM, Brooktown High: Senior Year for Sony PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Handheld Entertainment System, and Death, Jr. & the Science Fair of Doom for Nintendo DSTM, both to be published by Konami.
The company is also participating in the conference side of GDC, with CEO Jon Goldman and Director of Business Development Chris Charla both scheduled to speak during the show. Foundation 9's booth (#1414) will be located in the Career Pavilion on the second floor of the West Hall during the show.
At Wonder-Con, Foundation 9 will take a more consumer-oriented approach, showing off Death, Jr. & the Science Fair of Doom to the public for the first time, as well as an updated version of Brooktown High: Senior Year. The company will also be selling merchandise and holding contests to give away games and other prizes in its booth (#718).
About Foundation 9 Entertainment
Foundation 9 Entertainment is a premier developer of interactive entertainment products and properties, and the largest independent games developer in world. With studios in the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Eugene, Charlottetown, Kirkland and Austin, Foundation 9 Entertainment is a development powerhouse, uniquely positioned to maximize the value of entertainment properties across all entertainment genres.
Through its studios and core brands, Backbone Entertainment, The Collective, Shiny, Pipeworks, Amaze, ImaginEngine, and Digital Eclipse, Foundation 9 Entertainment has worked with the largest names in the game publishing world, including Electronic Arts, Konami, Sega, Capcom and Take-Two Interactive. The company creates titles for all age groups and all platforms, through licensed and original IP, as well as contract development. Its studios have developed more than 350 titles, including more than 30 in 2006 alone. For more information, please visit: www.F9E.com.
About The Game Developers Conference
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the official trade event "by developers for developers" of computer, console, mobile, arcade, online games, and location based entertainment. The conference runs from March 5-9. For more information or to register, please visit www.gdconf.com.
WonderCon is operated by Comic-Con International, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. The show runs from March 2-4. For more information or to register, please visit www.comic-con.org.
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