NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2012

Top Quote NASSCOM Gaming Forum is pleased to announce the 4th edition of its premier event, the Nasscom Game Developers Conference (NGDC) to be held on 2-3 November 2012 at Hyatt Regency, Pune. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 29, 2012 - The conference is today India's primary platform for showcasing, inspiring, learning and dialogue for creators and enthusiasts of computer, mobile, console, web and social games.

    Reflecting the rapidly growing Indian gaming industry, which is today the fastest growing segment in India's Media and Entertainment space, the conference has grown manifold: 150 people in 2009, 300 in 2010, 700 in 2011 and an expected turnout of 1200 industry professionals this year. NGDC promises to be a developer's paradise- giving them an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry veterans and indie developers alike. The event will comprise of talks, panels, super-pitches, tutorials and with most Indian industry executives in attendance, it provides a great networking opportunity for people from all over the world to get to know the exciting gaming eco-system that exists in India.

    NGDC 2012 is proud to announce Glen Schofield, CEO and Co-Founder, Sledgehammer Games (an Activision Studio) and creator of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, as a keynote speaker. Modern Warfare 3 went on to gross $1 billion throughout the world in 16 days of availability, beating Avatar's record of 17 days, according to Activision.

    "I'm not only excited to address the Indian Gaming Community; I'm also humbled by the opportunity and privilege. The Gaming community of India has so much potential to be the driving force of growth for all segments of gaming. It's exciting to know that there is such a huge and vibrant gaming community that can add to the creativity of our industry. I not only look forward to having my games played here but also to play your games. Every region of the gaming world brings something new, fresh and innovative ideas to our industry. Bringing a new style and a fresh new set of ideas to gaming is what keeps our industry at the forefront of the entertainment world. We all fully embrace and welcome the game industry of India as our partners in a future that looks incredibly bright," says Schofield.

    Watch the space for more activity in the coming weeks!

    About NASSCOM Gaming Forum
    NASSCOM is India's premier trade body and chamber of commerce for the IT industry, and the NASSCOM Gaming Forum was set up six years ago to provide a common platform to share best practices and knowledge to developers and businesses within the Indian gaming industry, especially the burgeoning indie game dev community.

    The NASSCOM Gaming Forum's advisory council, chaired by Dhruva Interactive Rajesh Rao, comprises of representatives from India's top gaming companies, including UTV Indiagames, Lakshya Digital, Zynga India, Griptonite- Glu India, Ubisoft India and Zapak. The Forum has active support and participation from Digital Chocolate, Electronic Arts, ChaYoWo games, Playdom, iBibo, Jump Games, 99 Games,, Hashtag Studios, Hungama Digital and many more.

    The Gaming Forum has five active city chapters - Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore - each of which regularly hosts developer meet-ups. It also organizes the annual NASSCOM Game Developers Conference which is the premier industry event in India.

    For more details contact shruti ( @ ) nasscom dot in