Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2011

The following are a selection of the articles and reports covering the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

USA Today provides an overview of the social network and mobile games industry with some commentary from GDC 2011 event director Meggan Scavio

ZDNet has an article called “Game makers vs. Gamification – it’s on!”

Gamasutra provides a GDC 2011 hub page

San Francisco Chronice has an article entitled ” Game Developers Conference to See New Players Join

The Official GDC 2011 homepage

InsideSocialGames has GDC: An Insider’s View of CityVille, From Idea to Launch

Marketwatch has a video of Alex St. John discussing Wild Tangent and  Hi5’s strategy regarding developing their social gaming strategy. He also previews the SocioPath gaming platform that allows social games to operate off of Facebook using their unique URL’s with their own landing page. He also discusses the SocioPay monetization engine. Gamezebo provides an interview with Alex St. John here

BusinessWire has a Press Release for Blue Noodle’s unveiling of their new video ad bar called ClickStrip at GDC 2011 provides an interesting article about mobile gaming company ngmoco

Funium announces their funding round of  $1.2 million to enter the social gaming industry with games centered on positive family themes.

Idea Fabrik announces the ” Idea System Social Game Development Platform”.

Gamasutra provides an article where Ralph Koster, VP of Creative Development at Playdom/Disney discusses the opportunities to leverage new gaming mechanics such as elections and rituals in social games.


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