Austin Gears Up for Game Conference

With more than 50 companies making major contributions to the game industry, Austin, Texas is the No.3 location in the U.S. for game development. That’s why more than 600 individuals representing more than 300 companies will be saddling up and heading down to the lone star state to participate in the Austin Game Conference (AGC), being held Sept. 11-12.

The conference schedule will include 45 sessions in 6 tracks on online game development, mobile game development and the future of console and PC development. More than 60 developers applied to participate in AGC’s exclusive LivePitch, a program that allow’s developers to pitch their PC or console game projects to leading publishers. Selected developers will meet with publishers at the conference. The event, open to anyone interested in game development, costs $95 in advance or $125 at the door.

The Austin Game Conference is produced by the Austin Game Initiative (AGI), which has published a list of attendees at www.gameconference.com/attending.html. The AGI is dedicated to serving the needs of companies involved in producing interactive entertainment software and hardware for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. Industry leaders in the Austin area include more than 35 game studios. Nintendo, Microsoft, Motorola, Dell, Electronic Arts, Criterion Software, Sony Online Entertainment and others maintain offices in the region.