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GC Developers Conference 2008

Eight mobile gaming panels plus a "vast" conference programme.

Leipzig, August 15 - GC Developers Conference announces 8 high level panels on mobile games a vast conference program on mobile games: 8 panels and one lecture on Mobile Games on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th August and a total of 23 speakers and panelists. This makes the conference one of the leading events for mobile games in 2008.

The CEO’s of leading European development studios such as Ideaworks3D(UK), Digital Legends (SP), Fishlabs(GE) and Handy Games (DE), leading analysts such as David Macqueen (Strategy Analytics) and Allistair Hill (m:metrics) and top executives from Nokia and Sony Ericsson will be seen and heard in Leipzig during 8 different panels (see the program at www.gcdc.eu).

The subjects all relate to the extremely dynamic and fast growing market of mobile games, an installed base of more than 2 billion game enabled handsets worldwide: cross-platform gaming, multi-platform publishing, recently released reports on mobile games, new distribution models, new publishing strategies such as NGage and the Iphone and much more.

“We are extremely pleased with the quality of this years’ conference program for mobile games. Attending these sessions will prove to be very valuable for all those involved in games in general, and especially in mobile games” commented Frank Schliwka, Director of the conference.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring the mobile track at the GC Developers Conference this year” said Kay Gruenwoldt, North American Marketing Manager, First Party Games, Nokia. “GCDC has always offered great opportunities for us and is a key date in the games calendar. For Nokia, it is an ideal time to discuss the latest issues affecting the mobile games industry such as distribution, quality and innovation.”

Maarten Noyons, Founder of the International Mobile Gaming Awards ( www.imgawards.com) and moderator of 4 of the panels added: “It is going to be a very rich and informative conference covering all the stages of the process, from development to publishing and marketing strategies. If you are in mobile games, you can’t afford to miss it.”

For more information please contact:

Robert Köstner

Press Department

Phone: +49 341 678 8183

Fax: +49 341 678 8182

Email: r.koestner@leipziger-messe.de

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