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Game Industry on Fire, 14 Companies Recruiting at Austin Game Conference on October 27-28.

AUSTIN, Texas -- 2,000+ Developers; 130 Speakers; 77 Exhibitors and Sponsors Hit Austin, Texas Next Week

The video game industry is on fire as companies continue to hire at a rapid pace. A record 14 game companies are recruiting at this year's Austin Game Conference next week on October 27-28, 2005 in Austin, Texas. For individuals interested in advancing their career in the game industry, this is the place to go to talk to companies such as: Microsoft Game Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts (EA), Midway, Ubisoft, THQ, Radical Entertainment, Activision, High Voltage Software, BioWare, Perpetual Entertainment, Multimedia Games, Flagship Studios, Emergent Game Technologies and others. Conference details and registration information are available at http://www.GameConference.com.

The third annual Austin Game Conference is a must attend event for game industry professionals. The conference is affordably priced, with online registration for professionals just $165 until Oct. 26, 2005. Onsite registration is $195. Student registration is $115 online until Oct. 26th and $145 onsite. The conference program has been expanded to deliver even more critical information on creating and developing mobile, multiplayer and massively multiplayer games with a special emphasis on emerging platforms.
Highlights Include:

 -- 130 speakers, 9 conference tracks, 55 exhibitors in the
 technology pavilion.

 -- 2,000+ developers, speakers and exhibitors from around the
 world

 -- Special sessions on Xbox 360Live/Marketplace, XNA studio and
 Next-Gen Graphics on Vista

 -- TechPavilion and Attendee Lounge showcasing the latest tools,
 technologies, products and services. Attendee Lounge sponsored
 by Mythic Entertainment

 -- Official Conference Party sponsored by K2 Networks Inc. -- a
 not to be missed event.

 -- Khronos Developer University

 This FREE one day hands-on workshop 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. Details and registration information are
available at http://www.gameconference.com/conference/khronos.html.

 -- Sponsors and Exhibitors include:

Xbox 360
3Dconnexion, Inc.
Academy of Art University
Activision
Alias
Anark Corporation
Animation Farm
Association of shareware professionals
ATI Technologies
Auran Games
Austin Business Computers
Austin Community College
Austin Technology Council
Autodesk
Avid Computer Graphics/SoftImage
Bigworld Pty Ltd.
BioWare Corp.
BuildForge, Inc.
Business Wire
Computer Graphics World
Daegu Metropolitan City, Korea
Develop Magazine
Dolby
Electronic Arts
Emergent Game Technologies
Enzyme Testing Labs
Exclaim Recruiting Agency & Premier Search
Game Instinct
Game Trust
GameDaily
GameDev.net
GamesIndustry.biz
GC Networks/Game Creation Magazine
Ginny's Printing
GoPets
Greenlightjobs
Guildhall at SMU
Havok
High Voltage Software, Inc.
Hybrid Graphics Ltd.
iBeta
IBM Texas Credit Union
IGDA - Writer's SIG
janimation Inc
K2 Networks Inc.
Khronos Group
LivePitch
Mary-Margaret.com
Microsoft Casual Games Group
Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Research
Midway
Milller.Omni.Media, Inc.
MobyGames.com
Multimedia Games
Mythic Entertainment
NaturalMotion Limited
NCSoft
Nokia
NVIDIA
OGaming Network
Omni Interactive Media
Online Game Services, Inc.
Perpetual Entertainment, Inc.
Power VR
ProgramAce
Radical Entertainment
Real Networks/Lifetime
Scaleform Corporation
Sony Computer Entertainment America
St. Edwards University
TechExcel
THQ
UAT
Ubisoft
Versant Corporation
WITI
Xbox 360


Conference details and registration information are available at http://www.GameConference.com.

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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