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Game Industry On Fire, 14 Companies Recruiting At Austin Game Conference On October 27-28

2,000+ developers; 130 speakers; 77 Exhibitors and Sponsors hit Austin, Texas Next Week

Austin, Texas - October 19, 2005 - The video game industry is on fire as companies continue to hire at a rapid pace. A record 14 game companies are recruiting at this year's Austin Game Conference next week on October 27-28, 2005 in Austin, Texas. For individuals interested in advancing their career in the game industry, this is the place to go to talk to companies such as: Microsoft Game Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts (EA), Midway, Ubisoft, THQ, Radical Entertainment, Activision, High Voltage Software, BioWare, Perpetual Entertainment, Multimedia Games, Flagship Studios, Emergent Game Technologies and others. Conference details and registration information are available at http://www.GameConference.com

The third annual Austin Game Conference is a must attend event for game industry professionals. The conference is affordably priced, with online registration for professionals just $165 until Oct. 26, 2005. Onsite registration is $195. Student registration is $115 online until Oct. 26th and $145 onsite. The conference program has been expanded to deliver even more critical information on creating and developing mobile, multiplayer and massively multiplayer games with a special emphasis on emerging platforms.

Highlights Include:

  • 130 speakers, 9 conferenece tracks, 55 exhibitors in the technology pavilion.
  • 2,000+ developers, speakers and exhibitors from around the world
  • Special sessions on Xbox 360Live/Marketplace, XNA studio and Next-Gen Graphics on Vista
  • TechPavilion and Attendee Lounge showcasing the latest tools, technologies, products and services. Attendee Lounge sponsored by Mythic Entertainment
  • Official Conference Party sponsored by K2 Networks Inc. - a not to be missed event.
  • Khronos Developer University

This FREE one day hands-on work shop provides up-to-the-minute training on industry standard APIs for embedded graphics and video processing. These APIs, including OpenGL ES and OpenVG, are vital for state-of-the-art game development on emerging handheld platforms including cell phones. Details and registration information are available at http://www.gameconference.com/conference/khronos.html

  • Sponsors and Exhibitors include:

Xbox 360

3Dconnexion, Inc.

Academy of Art University

Activision

Alias

Anark Corporation

Animation Farm

Association of shareware professionals

ATI Technologies

Auran Games

Austin Business Computers

Austin Community College

Austin Technology Council

Autodesk

Avid Computer Graphics/SoftImage

Bigworld Pty Ltd.

BioWare Corp.

BuildForge, Inc.

Business Wire

Computer Graphics World

Daegu Metropolitan City, Korea

Develop Magazine

Dolby

Electronic Arts

Emergent Game Technologies

Enzyme Testing Labs

Exclaim Recruiting Agency & Premier Search

Game Instinct

Game Trust

GameDaily

GameDev.net

GamesIndustry.biz

GC Networks/Game Creation Magazine

Ginny's Printing

GoPets

Greenlightjobs

Guildhall at SMU

Havok

High Voltage Software, Inc.

Hybrid Graphics Ltd.

iBeta

IBM Texas Credit Union

IGDA - Writer's SIG

janimation Inc

K2 Networks Inc.

Khronos Group

LivePitch

Mary-Margaret.com

Microsoft Casual Games Group

Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Research

Midway

Milller.Omni.Media, Inc.

MobyGames.com

Multimedia Games

Mythic Entertainment

NaturalMotion Limited

NCSoft

Nokia

NVIDIA

OGaming Network

Omni Interactive Media

Online Game Services, Inc.

Perpetual Entertainment, Inc.

Power VR

ProgramAce

Radical Entertainment

Real Networks/Lifetime

Scaleform Corporation

Sony Computer Entertainment America

St. Edwards University

TechExcel

THQ

UAT

Ubisoft

Versant Corporation

WITI

Xbox 360

Conference details and registration information are available at http://www.GameConference.com

About The Game Initiative

The Game Initiative is a leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry. The Initiative is chartered with the growth of the industry through events, public awareness, information and supporting programs and serves the needs of companies and people involved in producing interactive entertainment software and hardware for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. Game Initiative events include the Austin Game Conference, the Mobile Game Conference, the Women's Game Conference, the Game Writers Conference, the Advertising In Games Forum, the Casual Games Conference, Game Technology Association Meetings and the How to Break into the Game Industry national conference series. More information about The Game Initiative can be found at http://www.GameConferences.com

Contact:

Tim Williams

Austin Game Conference

512.289.8687

tw@gameconference.com

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