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Game Connect: Asia Pacific 2009

Filan programme unveiled for next month's gathering in Melbourne.

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MELBOURNE – Wednesday 25 November, 2009 – The final program has been announced for this year’s Game Connect: Asia Pacific (GCAP), the premier video game development event in the Asia Pacific region. GCAP 09 will be held in Melbourne at the Crown Entertainment Complex from 6-8 December and features a quality line-up of presenters from Australia and around the globe.

Vicarious Visions Creative Director Tim Stellmach will deliver the opening Keynote address: 'Which Side Are You On? The Design of Momentous Choices'. David Jaffe will appear via videolink for a Q&A session hosted by the stars of ABC TV’s Good Game television program.

Tuesday’s Keynote speaker is Justin Halliday, formerly of Transmission Games, who will deliver a no holds barred post mortem of Heroes over Europe, the last game developed by Transmission before its closure.

Other conference highlights include appearances by Yahtzee and by recent Indie Award winner Farbs. A CEO panel will reflect on the state of Australian game development industry, while a Publisher panel boasts international representatives from Activision and Disney.

GCAP will kick off with two half-day forums on Education and Games for Health and includes the now legendary Epic Welcome Party and the annual GDAA Industry Awards Dinner.

For more information about GCAP and to view the program in full, visit www.gameconnectap.com


About Game Connect Asia Pacific 2009 (GCAP):

Game Connect: Asia Pacific (GCAP) 2009 is the premier conference, exhibition and networking event for the Asia Pacific Games Industry. GCAP 09 will be held at the Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne Australia from Sunday 6 December to Tuesday 8 December, 2009.

Game Developer Awards 2009:

The GDAA Industry Awards will be presented at the Game Connect Asia Pacific annual awards dinner in Melbourne on Tuesday 8 December, 2009

For event & presenter details, contact:

Mike McNabb


Ph: + 61 3 9866 6322

E: mmcnabb@gdaa.com.au

W: www.gdaa.com.au

For media information, contact:

Kerryn Nelson

Managing Director

Big Mouth Marketing Communications P/L

Ph: + 61 3 9558 3122

E: kerryn.nelson@bigmouth.net.au

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