SAN FRANCISCO — June 23, 2010 — The call for submissions to present lectures, panels, and tutorials at the 2010 Game Developers Conference China TM (GDC China) is open now through Wednesday, July 21, 2010. UBM TechWeb’s third Chinese conference aims to provide a forum for local and international developers to explore business opportunities, expand their reach to a unique market, and discover the ongoing trends emerging within the region. Tracks will focus on global game development and outsourcing, as well as on the business and development of online games. In addition, the conference will feature three dedicated summits, each providing a laser focus on some of the industry’s top trends —the Mobile Games Summit, the Independent Games Summit, and the new Social Games Summit. GDC China returns to the Shanghai International Convention Center in Shanghai, China for three days, December 5-7, 2010. To read more about each track and the submission criteria please visit: http://www.gdcchina.com/conference/c4p/.
This year, GDC China will introduce a new summit to its lineup, the Social Games Summit. Sitting at the intersection of social networking services and the casual games market, the summit will bring together leading thinkers and business people to provide attendees a snapshot of the industry and where it is going. The summit aims to offer the opportunity to learn about the secrets of virality, the next generation of mass-market multiplayer, the ways in which virtual worlds are changing to meet the demands of an ever-growing audience and opportunities for new players in both mature and emerging markets.
GDC China will also feature the return of the Independent Games Festival China, the competition that recognizes the best independent game developers and student creators from the Asia-Pacific area.
“The importance of the Chinese development community to the global games industry continues to grow and we feel it’s the responsibility of the Game Developers Conference to grow alongside it and provide a destination for learning, networking and inspiration” said Meggan Scavio, event director. “The return of our core products, the Independent Games Festival and Mobile Games Summit, together with the new Social Games Summit are our response to the broadening of the industry worldwide and our wish to create opportunity for Chinese game makers.”
For more information on GDC China, and to read more about the submission process, please visit http://www.gdcchina.com.
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