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GC Developers Conference 2008

Dave Perry to enlighten us upon the future of games in keynote address.

GC Developers Conference (GCDC)

(August 18th-20th 2008)

LEIPZIG, Germany - July 21st, 2008 - Games Convention Developers Conference (GCDC) today announced that David Perry, the Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Acclaim Games Inc., will deliver a keynote on his vision of the future of games on the second day of conference. Perry is a very well known and respected veteran of the games industry, he has been involved in the development of over 100 games on more than 29 different video game platforms. GCDC takes place prior to the GC - Games Convention in Leipzig, August 18th-20th, 2008.

For 27 years, David Perry has been making games and is considered one of the most influential and respected voices of the industry, he's spoken all over the world and was awarded the first ever Masters Degree in Interactive Development. He was recently awarded a Doctorate from Queens University along with Nelson Mandela and Tony Blair, the previous Prime Minister of England. For the very first time, Perry will deliver a keynote in Germany, presenting GCDC attendees his vision of the future of video games and the current progress of the world market. "I'm involved in a LOT of different things right now and will be bringing a lot of different perspectives together in my talk," Perry explained as he hinted at the direction of his speech.

Perry has created and worked on creating games from large and beloved brands and original properties including The Terminator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney's Aladdin, Earthworm Jim, and The Matrix. With Acclaim Games, Perry focuses on the development of MMO, social network (Facebook / MySpace) and mass-market casual games. All of his current titles are based on the "free-to-play" business model and rely on a myriad of business models including in-game advertisements and micro-transactions in exchange for virtual items.

"David Perry has helped shape the history of video gaming having worked on some of the industry's best selling titles over the past few decades," said Frank Sliwka, project director of GCDC. "His keynote is definitely going to be one of the big highlights of this year's GCDC and we look forward to hearing his perspective on the global games market."

Further information on David Perry can be found at: http://www.dperry.com .

Schedule for GCDC 2008 Now Online

The schedule for this year's GCDC is now available online at: www.gcdc.eu. In 2008, the conference will welcome more than 100 top-class speakers from North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The main topics of the conference are online games, casual games, server technologies, and new approaches to game design in the fields of development, business, mobile, and science.

GCDC 2007 Retrospective

In 2007, GCDC was attended by 940 conference participants from 37 countries. Among the speakers were Bob Bates (USA, Legendary Game Designer and Writer), Julian Eggebrecht (USA, Factor 5), Tim Schafer (USA, Double Fine), Bruce Shelley (USA, Ensemble Studios), and Brian Sullivan (USA, Iron Lore Entertainment). GC Developers Conference has established itself internationally and today it is not only the most important event for game development in Europe, but also one of the most important conferences for the industry worldwide.

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