Game Developers Conference in China

UBM TechWeb Game Network’s third annual Game Developers Conference China (GDC China) opened Saturday at the Shanghai International Convention Center. 

The conference brings together a diverse lineup of more than 40 speakers from around the world to discuss the thriving global game development market. 

The event provides local and international developers the forum to explore business opportunities, expand their reach, and discover the on-going trends emerging in this region.  GDC China 2010 runs until Tuesday, Dec. 7.

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GDC China offers attendees a comprehensive look at the games space through specialized content tracks focusing on online game development and business, as well as global game development and outsourcing. 

There are also four summits this year exploring current topics in game development such as Mobile Games, Independent Games, Serious Games and Social Games with global speakers represented from studios and companies including Joyport Technology Ltd, Autodesk, Volition, Riot Games, XPEC Entertainment Inc., NetEase, CCP, Playdom, Bioware, Playfish China, Activision, Cryptic Studios, Ubisoft, Zynga, and others.

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GDC China will also host the 2nd Annual Independent Games Festival China (IGF China), to recognize the best independent game developers in the Asian-Pacific region. 

As part of IGF China, three main events will take place including the Independent Games Summit, the Independent Games Festival Pavilion, which is an onsite exhibition of the very best in local indie games, and the Independent Games Festival Awards, which rewards the best indie game developers with cash prizes for the most innovative and inspirational independent titles. 

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Finalists this year feature Indie games from China, South Korea, Singapore, and Australia.

“We are very excited to be returning to Shanghai and opening the doors to developers from the East and West today for GDC China,” said Meggan Scavio, GDC China event director.

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This year’s conference also features more than 50 exhibitors and sponsors worldwide with companies represented by China, Europe and North America including HP, The9, XPEC, Trinigy, Level 3, Dell, HiGame, Paypal, Scaleform, Intel, Academy of Art, Mobile first, Jadason Technology, 6waves, Autodesk, Xuhui, Zizhu, and others.

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