Triangle Game Initiative Officially Announces the 2012 East Coast Game Conference

ECGC 2012 to be Held April 25-26, Call for Speaker Submissions Now Open to All Developers and Industry Professionals

RALEIGH, N.C. – January 31, 2012 – Triangle Gaming Initiative (TGI), the trade association for the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina interactive entertainment industry, has officially announced the 2012 East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) will take place April 25-26, 2012. TGI today also announced its call for speaker submissions, which are now open to all interested developers and industry professionals. To submit a paper, learn about sponsorship, or register for attendance and see firsthand what the frontrunners of the East Coast gaming industry are up to, visit

ECGC is the leading forum for game industry professionals on the East Coast to share expertise, network, and build careers. The 4th annual ECGC will be focused on one of the most significant trends in the gaming industry today: the growing importance of content over platforms.

Along with exploring this core topic, leading innovators and professionals from around the nation will also be leading panels, lectures, and discussions on the following tracks: Academic, Business of Games, Advanced Learning, Programming, Visual Arts, Game Design, Social and Mobile, and Game Fundamentals. Some of the best-attended and -reviewed panels from last year’s conference include:

“The Railroad and the Labyrinth: The Evolution of FPS Level Design” (Design Track)

by Juan Collado, Level Designer for Virtual Heroes

“Next-gen 3D Mobile Gaming on Android: A Practical Guide” (Mobile Track)

by Lars M. Bishop, Senior Engineer in NVIDIA’s Tegra Developer Technologies group

For information on how to submit a paper and lead one of this year’s hit sessions can be found here:

To take advantage of Early Bird regular and VIP pass prices, which end March 1, register for ECGC 2012 today at

To stay up-to-date with news about this year’s conference, as well as big happenings in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle interactive entertainment industry, follow ECGC on Twitter at @ECGameCon and Facebook at East Coast Game Conference.

About ECGC 2012
Held annually in Raleigh, North Carolina, the East Coast Game Conference is the leading forum for game industry professionals on the East Coast to share expertise, network, and build careers. Companies both big and small with ties to interactive entertainment continue to gather in the Triangle, a gaming hub both for North Carolina and the East Coast overall. ECGC’s goal is to provide a yearly opportunity for market leaders, starting developers, and everyone in-between to engage, connect, and look to the future of the industry.

The program features panels and lectures by game industry experts covering a wide variety of topics, as well as an Expo and Career Lounge and the extremely popular return of Unreal University. For more information, visit


Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint for ECGC

Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for ECGC

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