SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP Media's Gama Network will spotlight game development industry leaders as keynote speakers at its 17th annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 4 - 8, 2003, San Jose, Calif. The GDC is the world's largest event exclusively devoted to game development, featuring more than 300 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions across seven content tracks. Keynote speakers are: -- Game Design track: Warren Spector, founder, ION Storm, a 20-year veteran of game design and production and board member of the International Game Developers Association. His recent works include "Deus Ex: The Conspiracy" and "Deus Ex 2: Invisible War." -- Production track: Bruce McMillan, executive vice president, EA Worldwide Studios, whose list of game franchises, including the world's all time best-selling sports franchise, "FIFA Soccer," has won international acclaim and generated billions in revenue. -- Audio track: Dane Davis, founder, DaneTracks, an Academy Award winner, whose sound design and sound editing work is featured in various films, including "8 Mile," "The Matrix," and "Treasure Planet." -- Programming track: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., professor of computer science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who coined the term "computer architecture." His research in computer graphics has helped biochemists solve the structure of complex molecules. -- Business and Legal track: Tack Jin Kim, CEO, NCSoft, whose company is the publisher of the world's top subscription-based online game, "Lineage." Kim's leadership has helped establish Korea's growing clout in the gaming industry. -- Visual Arts track: Bill Kroyer, senior animation director, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Academy Award nominee and one of the first animators to make the leap to computer animation with the feature film "Tron." Kroyer's film animation credits include "Scooby Doo," "FernGully: The Last Rainforest," "Cats & Dogs," and the dinosaurs in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas." "GDC is where programmers, artists, producers, designers and others get together to shape the future of the industry," Alan Yu, director, Game Developers Conference, said. "This year GDC has a blockbuster lineup of keynote speakers who will definitely inspire and inform all developers." For a complete list of GDC 2003 event information visit www.gdconf.com. About the Gama Network Providing resources for game development for more than 10 years, the Gama Network is where professional creators of interactive entertainment come for information, interaction, and inspiration. The Gama Network includes the Game Developers Conference, the Independent Games Festival, Game Developer magazine, and Gamasutra.com. For more information, please visit www.gamanetwork.com. About CMP Media LLC CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum, including the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing. CONTACT: Jennifer McLean of Gama Network, +1-415-947-6219, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sibel Sunar, +1-310-785-0515, ext. 271, or email@example.com, or Stacy Schwartz, +1-310-785-0515, ext. 276, or firstname.lastname@example.org, both of The Bohle Company, for Gama Network.
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