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2010-07-27 07:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Games Festival China (IGF China), which runs in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference(TM) China (GDC China) is accepting submissions from the pan-Pacific area now through Wednesday, September 15. With success from 2009, GDC China will continue to host the three main elements of IGF China, including the Independent Games Summit, which provides valuable conference sessions specializing in the challenges of independent game...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Developers Conference Online® (GDC Online, formerly GDC Austin) will host the first annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards at its market-leading game conference, to recognize the rich history, technical excellence, and continued innovation in the arena of online games. Building on the success of over 10 years of producing the highly respected Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC in San Francisco, the UBM TechWeb Game...

2010-05-12 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The UBM TechWeb Game Network, organizers of the yearly Independent Games Festival (IGF) and Independent Games Summit (IGS) -- the longest-running and largest event relating to independent games worldwide -- has announced that scene notable Brandon Boyer has been named Chairman of the Festival, as it continues to expand its role in evangelizing and rewarding the best indie games. In his new role, Boyer will oversee submission and judging operations,...

2010-03-11 22:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pocketwatch Games' stylish co-op caper, Monaco, was the big winner at the Twelfth Annual Independent Games Festival, which was hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Monaco received the top award at the ceremony, earning the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game, as well as the award for Excellence in Design. Other IGF award recipients for 2010, as judged by over 170...

2010-02-23 01:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The UBM TechWeb Game Network, a division of London-headquartered United Business Media and the organizers behind the Game Developers Conferences®, the double Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com website, and the award-winning Game Developer magazine, has announced a key acquisition expanding its services to game creators and gaming website publishers, adding the online game advertising network Game Advertising Online (GAO) to its...

2010-02-05 07:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamasutra sister service Game Developer Research has debuted its latest report, the 2009/2010 State of Game Development Survey, revealing among other things a surge of iPhone developers and a lull in those making games for the Wii. The 100 page report is a result of a survey of more than 800 video game professionals from North America and beyond who read Gamasutra, subscribe to Game Developer magazine, or attend Game Developers Conference. Those...

2010-01-18 08:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Games Festival, the popular industry event highlighting and awarding the talents of independent game developers, has announced the winners of the 2010 IGF Student Showcase, which recognizes outstanding indie game development taking place on school and university campuses around the world. This year's set of ten Student Showcase winners include titles such as Utrecht School of the Arts & USC's virtual paper-folding puzzle game...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.