Organizers have opened registration for this December's Shanghai-based 2010 Game Developers Conference China, following earlier confirmation
of Blizzard, Flagship and Cryptic alumnus Bill Roper as one of the keynote speakers.
Now in its 3rd year, Game Developers Conference China
offers "valuable and timely insight into the world of game development in China for an audience of both local and international developers", according to its organizers.
As well as a robust, to be announced line-up of both Chinese and Western developers and businesspeople as speakers, the event offers simultaneous translation during all of GDC China's lectures, meaning both English and Chinese-speaking attendees can easily listen in on all talks.
The event will also feature the second annual Independent Games Festival China
, showcasing the best gameplay experiences from the region's independent game development community.
The Festival will include the finalist games playable on the GDC China show floor, lectures relevant to indies, and a special IGF China award ceremony, honoring notable indie games from Asia and Australasia.
Overall, the December 5th-7th event provides a forum for local and international developers to explore business opportunities, expand their reach to a unique market, and discover the on-going trends emerging in this region. Tracks will focus on the areas of Global Game Development/Outsourcing and Online Game Development & Business. In addition, three separate summits will focus on Independent Games, Mobile Games and Social Games, with a robust Expo Floor also in place..
GDC China is the only game development event supported by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China (MoC) and is organized by UBM TechWeb Game Network -- as is this website. Its organizers say it's "bringing the key learnings, networking and inspiration that has been the hallmark of the GDC experience to China's important game development community. "
GDC China offers 25% savings on registrations before November 5th, with online registration ending on November 30th. For more information about the event, please visit the official GDC China website