Game in the City is bringing r/evolution to Amersfoort

Amersfoort, june 17th 2010

There was a time when the words evolution and revolution made you think of Darwin and 18th Century France. In 2010 r/evolution has been adopted as the new theme of the congress Game in the City.

Game in the City is bringing r/evolution to Amersfoort

On November 18th and 19th the Third edition of the acclaimed conference “Game in the City” takes place in Amersfoort. The presentation of the Dutch Game Awards is an important part of the two day conference. The Dutch Game Awards are the annual rewards to game developers in recognition of their creativity, skills and business abilities. The Awards, a handcrafted owl, will be presented during the Awards Dinner on November 18th in collaboration with Control Magazine.

Last year Game Developers from France, Spain and Germany competed for an Award. Spain proved itself to be a front-runner in the game industry by winning the Best Euro Award. This year the Award categories Best Euro Indy Game and Best Euro Mobile Game present the Dutch Game Awards to an even broader international arena. Not only the Dutch Game awards but also Game in the City itself has attracted greater international interest. Last year speakers such as Peter Molyneux of Microsoft Game Studios and Sven Liebich of Bigpoint took the stage.

In 2010 Game in the City will be showcasing developments in mobile, design and marketing. In addition Game in the City will demonstrate examples of how games are playing an increasingly important role in industry in general. Over forty companies together with young professionals from over thirty educational institutions will be attending the interactive marketplace.

This years theme is r/evolution, aiming both towards the new developments in the mobile platforms such as the iPhone, iPad and Android as well as developments on traditional platforms such as XBox with Project Natal.

Games nominated for the Dutch Game Awards will be judged by professionals from within the game industry. The jury members are: Eric Bartelson (Control Magazine), Dimitri Heikamp (Sanoma Publishers), Jan Pieter van Seventer (Dutch Game Garden), Joke Witteveen (Xmediaworks) and Angie Smets (Guerrilla Games). On the Dutch Game Awards website www.dutchgameawards.nl you will find comprehensive information about registration, the nominees and winners. For more information please also visit www.gameinthecity.nl

Game in the City and the Dutch Game Awards are organised by Amersfoort Creatieve Stad, an initiative aimed at the stimulation and promotion of creative companies.

Note for the editor:
For further information about Game in the City or the Dutch Game Awards can be found on the websites or contact Christine Pearce on +31 (0)6 2141 5696. You may also send an email to: media@gameinthecity.nl or visit the online media room for additional downloads

Roger ter Heide, Program Manager
Game in the City / Dutch Game Awards
Amersfoort Creatieve Stad
Phone: +31 (0)6 4157 5706
Email: roger@amersfoortcreatievestad.nl
www.gameinthecity.nl