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Italian Videogame Developers Conference 2010

December event in Rome to be free to attend and held in English, with speakers including Peter Molyneux, Phil Harrison and Avni Yerli.



29 th September 2010




The Italian Videogame Developers Conference 2010 will be held this year in Rome on 3 rd-4 th December. With English as the official language of the conference, and as a ‘free to attend’ event, the IVDC 2010 has extensive international appeal as well as showcasing the very best the fast-growing and confident Italian videogames industry has to offer.


Rome is a city of beauty, culture, history and inspiration; a place where ideas become physical, a place where imagination comes to life. So where better to hold the 3 rd year of the increasingly influential and inspiring Italian Videogame Developers Conference than in Rome.


Held at the lavish LUISS Guido Carli University, one of Europe’s most prestigious bastions of education, IVDC 2010 promises to surprise, educate, excite and inspire its national and international audiences.


The conference is designed for everyone with a passion for videogames; from the aspiring student, to successful studios and international publishers. The IVDC, the first and main annual Italian conference on videogames, has established itself as the premier showcase and voice of the Italian videogames industry to the world.


From its establishment in 2008 to this year, the IVDC has been proud to provide platforms for the leading figures in the global videogames industry. Speakers at this year’s IVDC include  Peter Molyneux, head of Lionhead, Phil Harrison, former CEO of Atari and Director of Sony Worldwide Studios and Avni Yerli of Crytek amongst speakers from leading Italian studios and publishers, all of whom are ready to inspire their audiences and be inspired in return.


The organisers plan a packed and comprehensive programme, but there is still time to get onto the IVDC platform. Companies and speakers who want to share their ideas and vision should visit as soon as possible. The deadline for speakers is 15 th October.

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Editors notes


IVDC 2010

The Italian Videogame Developers Conference is the first and only conference in Italy for the videogames industy, and is the official annual summit of the IVD (Italian Videogame Developers association). Now in its 3rd year, the IVDC has become the main platform for an increasingly confident Italian games industry to present itself nationally and internationally.


Held on 3rd and 4th of December 2010, the IVDC will take place in the conference hall of the internationally respected LUISS University in Rome. The official langauge of the conference will be English, with translation into Italian optional. This two-day event is totally free to attend.


Dedicated to the progression of Italian and international game development, the IVDC is the ideal place for meetings and exchange of knowledge, tools and techniques among the most important professionals in the field.


The IVDC has been supported and partnered with prominent Italian and international companies in the videogames industry, and the 2010 programme will includes presentations by some of the leading professionals in Italian and international game developing and publishing. The programme and workshops will also be dedicated to independent game development and all the other aspects of the industry.



AIOMI, the Italian Association for the Interactive Multimedia – Movement for the Videogame Culture, was born to promote, diffuse and preserve the videogame culture, intended as a form of art, human cultural expression and excellence product of the industry. The Videogame is effectively part of the collective imagination, and AIOMI fights to make it recognized, respected, studied and understood. AIOMI will therefore help any initiative to valorize the Videogame and promote its culture through any form and means. In the same way, the Association will intervene every time videogames will be object of disinformation.


AIOMI has a partnership with the City of Rome for the creation of the Italian Videogame Museum, which already has the place (about 1.000 square meters), with the Patronization of the Youth Ministry, of the Presidency of the City Council of Rome, of the Councillorship of Culture, of Assoknowledge / Confindustria and of the Faculty of Science of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.


AIOMI helped the Italian Videogame Developers to constitute into a group in Assoknowledge / Confindustria Innovative and Technological Services, where the main Italian videogame developing companies are, and represents the 95% of the Italian videogame industry gross income. Raoul Carbone and Marco Accordi Rickards, founders of AIOMI, are the President and Vice President of the Group.


AIOMI organizes every year the most important business event in the videogame field in Italy, the IVDC, the Italian Videogame Developers Conference, which is the official conference of the Italian Videogame Developers.


Marco Accordi Rickards, President and co-founder of AIOMI, teaches Interactive Multimedia Theory and Critics in the Course of Information and Editorial Systems of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy in Rome, University of “Tor Vergata”.


Raoul Carbone, Vice President and co-founder of AIOMI, is creator and coordinator of the Triennial Course of Virtual Design – CG Animation and Videogame Development in the European Institute of Design in Rome.


For further press information relating to the above companies, please contact:


Mr. Kristien Wendt

Character Communications Ltd.


Tel (Main): +44(0) 1376 322621

Tel (Mobile): +44(0)7876 252811



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