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The 2007 Online Game Development Conference Building Momentum and More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, Washington - October 9, 2006 - The recently announced 2007 Online Game Development Conference (OGDC) is charging forward since being unveiled August 29th. OGDC, the interactive game industry's only developer event focused solely on the challenges and opportunities facing those involved in the creative and technical process of crafting online games, has had a full slate of recent news and updates:

Online registration for OGDC will open October 16th. Early bird registration for attendees between October 16, 2006 and March 2, 2007 will be available for $195, at a savings of $300 from the regular rate.

As interest has intensified in OGDC, Evergreen Events is excited to announce two major sponsors of this event: IBM, a world leader in technology in IT products and services is the Diamond Sponsor for OGDC, and BigWorld Technology, one of the foremost middleware platform providers for massively multiplayer online game developers, is a Platinum Sponsor.

"I believe that online games provide exiting growth opportunities for game developers" said John De Margheriti, CEO of BigWorld. "We are also pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor for the 2007 Online Game Development Conference and the 2007 Global Game Summit. They are two new conferences that will provide networking and learning opportunities for our industry."

There is less than a week left to sign up for a chance to win one a conference VIP pass. Three members of the OGDC update mailing list will be selected on October 15, 2006.

Last but not least, the call for speakers for OGDC has recently opened. The chance to speak before the heavy hitters within the game industry represents an opportunity for established and up-and-coming talent in the industry to present their best ideas and build on their reputations. Potential speakers can find submission guidelines at http://www.ogdc2007.com/submissions.html.

OGDC is tailored to offer game developers forward-thinking, in-depth answers to the challenges facing the fast-growing, rapidly evolving online segment of the game development industry. OGDC will be held on May 10-11, 2007 at the elegant Fairmont Olympic in downtown Seattle. Visit the official web site http://www.ogdc2007.com for the latest news and information, including how to submit a proposal as a speaker. To be on the fast track to receive updates, join the official conference mailing list and have a chance to win one of three VIP conference passes.

About Evergreen Events

Evergreen Events, ( www.evergreenevents.org), is dedicated to the enrichment of the games industry through innovative, high-quality conferences that are both informative and connective. Our directors and advisors bring over a century of collective successful experience and involvement in the game industry.

About IBM

IBM, ( http://www.ibm.com), knows games. As a longtime leader in the online games industry, we've helped some of the world's top games companies build profitable businesses with a full range of hardware, software and services offerings. Inside the consoles of every major video game system you'll find IBM technology. And inside IBM you'll find the expertise to help game companies reduce expenses while increasing efficiency and profitability in a complex yet boundless market. For more, visit www.ibm.com/solutions/games.

About BigWorld Technology

BigWorld Technology, ( http://www.bigworldtech.com), provides a mature middleware platform for developers of Massively Multiplayer Online Games that is fast becoming the industry standard. The BigWorld MMO Technology Suite is a complete technology solution, consisting of a tightly integrated suite of high performance server applications, tools, advanced 3D client and APIs designed specifically for the fast and efficient creation of MMOGs. We give you the power to focus tightly on your core business of game production, rather than risking your project on uncertain, expensive and time-consuming research & speculative software development.

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press@ogdc2007.com

Evergreen Events, Inc.

12922 206th Ct. SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

Voice: 425-996-8478; Fax: 425-642-8256

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