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Italian Videogame Developers Conference 2010

One-hour video special available for your viewing pleasure.

22 nd December 2010

A 1-hour video special of the Italian Videogame Developers Conference (IVDC) 2010, held at the LUISS University in Rome in early December, is now available to view on the IVDC website - , and videos of all presentations will go live on the conference website this week.

Marco Accordi Rickards, President of the IVDC said, “The IVDC 2010 has been our most successful yet. Our international and national keynote speakers, from Phil Harrison to Peter Molyneux, provided some of the most exciting content on the direction the videogames industry. Together with speeches on ViGaMus, the new videogames museum being built in Rome for 2011, overviews and research on the global games market, innovative technologies and a myriad of other subjects, IVDC 2010 is our most informative conference to date.”

The 1-hour video special, two trailers and the videos of all the speakers now complete the IVDC 2010 programme, and plans are now in full effect to build the conference into one of Europe’s key developer focused events.

Marco concludes, “The IVDC 2010 speaker videos enable interested parties who couldn’t attend to be fully informed of what is happening right now in Italy. The world will see just how far the Italian industry and companies have progressed and sets the stage for our ambitious plans in 2011. Next year is the 150 th anniversary of Italian unification and in the build up to IVDC 2011 we will be communicating Italy’s intent and ambition within the global videogames market. We want to inspire everyone involved to build Italy into a world leader – ‘ Ispirazione Italia’ is our goal!”

Contact Eliana Bentivegna at or Kristien Wendt at for more information.

For further details on ViGaMus, visit For further details on the IVDC 2010, visit

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Editors notes

IVDC 2010

The Italian Videogame Developers Conference is the first and only conference in Italy for the videogames industry, 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 are the object of disinformation.

AIOMI has a partnership with the City of Rome for the creation of the Italian Videogame Museum - ViGaMus, 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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