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
PocketGamer.biz 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.