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Atlanta, U.S.A – The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE) program released today showcases more than 100 speakers on sessions covering all aspects of modern game development. Scheduled for October 5 – 7, 2012, at the Marriott NW Atlanta hotel, SIEGE focuses on the fast-growing game design industry in the South.
“This year’s focus on the latest developments in the game industry have attracted a great deal of attention,” said Andrew Greenberg, director of the sixth annual SIEGE and producer of the upcoming Noble Armada iPad game. “We’ve added speakers like the executive director of the International Game Developers Association; celebrities like Ellen McLain, the voice of GladDOS in Portal 2; sponsors like Tripwire Interactive and Hi-Rez Studios; a game investment conference; a games for health day; and much more.”
Highlights include a forum by industry leaders on how games are improving areas as diverse as health, training and education; business sessions on creating a game development studio; and in-depth looks at game art, programming and design.
Now in its sixth year, SIEGE features leading figures from a wide spectrum of the game production industry, including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers, teachers and business executives. Other speakers include government figures, experts on computer game violence, social issues, serious games and more. The event also includes a college fair for high school students looking to learn game design skills, a Games for Health Day @ SIEGE, a game investment conference and many networking events for people looking to enter the industry as well as people already making games.
SIEGE attracts a variety of sponsors, including leading companies like Tripwire Interactive and Hi-Rez Studios as well as colleges like Westwood. The keynote speeches are sponsored by Peak 10 and Tapjoy. Conference sessions include classes on the latest software, game design techniques, business issues, serious games, starting a new company and more. Information is available at www.siegecon.net.
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