GC Developers Conference (GCDC)
(20 - 22 August 2007)
Germany, Leipzig, 14 May 2007
The Games Convention Developers Conference (GCDC), today announced that semiconductor manufacturer, Intel, is once again the main sponsor of Europe's most important platform for developers, the GC Developers Conference 2007. Intel has been supporting the conference since 2004. From August 20-22, 2007, this year's conference brings together the international game development industry for the fifth time, right before Games Convention.
In actively supporting the GCDC for the fourth time, Intel underlines its important role for European developers. "Europe has a tremendous pool of talented game developers," said Arne Peters, segment manager consumer software & solutions Intel EMEA. "Europe deserves its own platform to share experiences, thoughts and views and information. GCDC is an important international conference and its success grows each year."
In talks and workshops, Intel will be presenting new multi-threading techniques and development tools at GCDC 2007. "Our long-term partnership with the GCDC offers us the ability to strengthen our cooperation with game developers and thus makes it possible for us to better respond to their needs and expectations," Peters continued.
"GCDC and Intel have a long history of cooperation, and with Intel we again have a strong partner for the international development community," said Frank Sliwka, project director GCDC.
GCDC 2006 retrospective
Last August 21-23, 650 conference participants from 20 countries attended GCDC. Speakers included Bob Bates (USA), Don L. Daglow (USA, President/CEO, Stormfront Studios), Graham Hopper (USA, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Buena Vista Games Inc.), Peter Molyneux (UK, President, Lionhead Studios) and Bill Roper (USA, CEO, Flagship Studios), among others.
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Full interview with Arne Peters, Segment Manager Consumer Software & Solutions Intel EMEA:
The games industry as we know it would be inconceivable without Intel. How does Intel work with the games sector?
Arne Peters: "Intel supports games developers with access to the latest Intel technologies and tools and moreover Intel's software application engineers provide technical "hands on" support to solve critical problems in areas of performance optimization and exploiting the possibilities of "next generation" PC architecture. In many cases Intel also realizes joint co-marketing activities, promoting games as showcases of great PC gaming experience. Intel has also developed the Intel Software Network and the Intel Software Partner Program, open to all developers worldwide to join."
How have the suggestions and ideas coming from participants and speakers at the GC Developers Conference influenced the development of new hardware?
"Being in constant contact and discussions with game developers is very important to collect feedback and understand the needs of the software industry. In many cases this feedback influences the research and development of Intel architecture, which is intended to allow developers to think beyond current boundaries."
What do you expect from this year's Conference - what innovations are you most excited about?
"Besides the excellent networking opportunities at GCDC, our expectation is also to see and hear about new innovative and creative approaches in software development. With hardware technology pushing the boundaries of innovation, it'll be exciting to see what ideas game developers will come up with to offer consumers true "next generation" gaming experience."
Intel has been one of the main sponsors of the GC Developers Conference since 2004. The Conference has established itself over the past years as the most important platform in Europe for developers. In your view, how important is it for European developers to have their own platform?
"Europe has a tremendous pool of talented game developers! Thus Europe certainly deserves its own platform to share experiences, thoughts and views and information. GCDC is an important international conference and its success is growing year over year."
Can you give us a preview of what Intel will be presenting at the GCDC and the GC 2007?
"At this year's Games Convention Developer Conference Intel will be presenting a range of speeches and classroom trainings, focussing on multi threading techniques and tools which will help game developers to advance in technology and gain creative freedom. We are also planning to deliver "hands on" sessions - helping programmers share deep insights with experienced professionals. At the GC, visitors will be able to enjoy playing some of the greatest upcoming PC games on absolute high end PCs. Live entertainment on stage and interviews at the Intel booth with famous game developers will be additional highlights. Please stay tuned for more information as we are get closer to Games Convention."