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LivePitch Game Developer / Publisher Registration Now Open

Game Developer applications are accepted between now and September 30, 2005 (July 22, 2005)

The Game Initiative today announced that registration is open for the third annual LivePitch at the Austin Game Conference, to be held October 27-28, 2005.  LivePitch is a highly valuable tool for developers to present their original content to publishers looking for mobile, MMOG, Internet, PC or console games to bring to market. It also enables publishers to discover studio talent to develop content based on intellectual property rights or licenses they own.  Game Developers can apply to participate in LivePitch at no cost, by visiting the LivePitch Web site at http://www.LivePitch.com

LivePitch at AGC affords publishers the opportunity to maximize the number of studios and projects they can see in one location and at one time.  Developers receive 30 minutes to demo their game one on one with each interested publisher.  All meeting are conveniently scheduled by the Austin Game Conference and take place in private meeting rooms.

?The Austin Game Conference has become a 'must-attend' event for game developers," said Christopher V. Sherman, executive director of the Austin Game Initiative.  ?LivePitch creates opportunities for developers and publishers to sign deals and and get business done."


Game Developers can apply to participate in LivePitch at no cost, by visiting the LivePitch Web site at http://www.LivePitch.com.  Developers should complete the application, providing information about their demo, game development experience and past publishers that have been pitched the idea.  Developer applications are accepted between now and September 30, 2005.  Publishers interested in participating in LivePitch can also apply via the LivePitch web site or by contacting publishers@livepitch.com

Austin Game Conference Highlights:

- Khronos Developer University - This one day hands-on work shop provides up-to-the-minute training on industry standard APIs for embedded graphics and video processing. These APIs, including OpenGL ES and OpenVG, are vital for state-of-the-art game development on emerging handheld platforms including cell phones.

- Multiplayer Online Games Tracks - This is the definitive conference on multiplayer online games. Visionaries and veterans provide detailed insight with 4 tracks: Tech, Design, Service and Production.

- Future of the Development Pipeline - This special sponsored track focuses on streamlining the design process - includes networked games, console games and PC games. With the length of today?s development cycle don?t be left behind.

- LivePitch - This well respected industry matchmaking event puts development projects in front of the world's leading game publishers.

- TechPavilion and Attendee Lounge - The TechPavilion showcases the latest tools, technologies, products and services.  Booths and/or private meeting rooms are available. The Attendee Lounge includes comfortable couches and chairs where attendees can relax and network in a casual environment. 

- Machinima and Game Tech Showcase Theater - Cinimatics and Gameplay are leaping forward.  Witness the best of game animation, gameplay and film-making from 3D game engines.

- Mobile Market Design and Profits - Expanded to 2 full tracks for 2005.  Understand this market and the opportunities. Learn how to get product out the door and make a profit. 

- Women's Game Conference - The second annual Women's Game Conference (WGC) focuses on women in the computer and video game industry.  The conference program will cover women as an essential market for game growth and diversity as a necessary tool for game development.

- Game Writers Conference - The first annual Game Writers Conference (GWC) is dedicated to the art and craft of game writing. GWC is guided by a group of leading game industry professionals: Susan O'Connor, Writer & Game Writers Conference Chair; Hal Barwood, Designer/Writer, Finite Arts; Dana Fos, User Experience Manager, Microsoft; Clint Hocking, Creative Director, Ubisoft; Patricia Pizer, Lead Designer, 4orty 2wo Entertainment

Registration Information

Early Registration for the event is now open and can be accessed by logging on to http://www.gameconference.com .  Early registration for professionals prior to August 12th is $145. After August 12th the price for professionals is $165 and onsite registration is $195.  Early registration for students prior to August 12th is $95. After August 12th the price for students is $115 and onsite registration is $145.  Conference Registration grants access to the Khronos Developer University (Oct. 26), the Austin Game Conference (Oct 27-28), the TechPavilion (Oct 27-28), the Women's Game Conference (Oct. 26-27), and the Game Writers Conference (Oct. 26-27).

About The Game Initiative

The Game Initiative is a leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry.  The Initiative is chartered with the growth of the industry through events, public awareness, information and supporting programs and serves the needs of companies and people involved in producing interactive entertainment software and hardware for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet.  Game Initiative events include the Austin Game Conference, the Mobile Game Conference, the Women's Game Conference, the Game Writers Conference, the Advertising In Games Forum, the Casual Games Conference, Game Technology Association Meetings and the How to Break into the Game Industry national conference series.  More information about The Game Initiative can be found at http://www.GameConferences.com.


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