Blackjack Superstar Jeffrey Ma, Game Designer Richard Bartle, Stanford Professor Byron Reeves Added to GSummit Lineup

Hands-On Gamification Workshops Nearly Sold Out

NEW YORK – April 11, 2012 – The Gamification Summit (June 19-21, San Francisco) today announced several significant additions to its speaker lineup, including thought leaders, academics and experts from a variety of disciplines. New speakers that will take to the GSummit stage to discuss the latest in techniques for engaging employees and customers in the new economy include Tim Vandenberg, one of the world’s top-ranked Monopoly players and inspiring educator; Richard Bartle, renowned game designer and professor; Jeffrey Ma, card game expert and protagonist of the book Bringing Down the House and movie 21; and more. GSummit organizers have also revealed that the hands-on Gamification Workshops featuring experts Gabe Zichermann and Mario Herger are nearly sold out with fewer than a dozen confirmable spots remaining.

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Draw Something Designer Dan Porter, to Deliver Featured Talk at Gamification Summit


OMGPOP joins new speakers from Google, Klout, eBay and Mozilla –
Early Bird Discounts End March 29th

NEW YORK – March 21, 2012 – Gamification Summit has today announced the addition of Dan Porter of OMGPOP, creator of the hit game Draw Something, to the list of featured speakers at the third GSummit. Taking place in San Francisco June 19-21 and with limited workshop space selling out quickly, GSummit has also extended its Early Bird pricing, representing $300 in savings, until March 29.

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Joystick Labs Provides Funds With Benefits

Innovative Video Game Accelerator Builds on Past Success, Sets Date for 2012 Program

Joystick Labs logoDURHAM, N.C. – February 23, 2012 – Joystick Labs (www.joysticklabs.com), an innovative accelerator program dedicated to the success of startup video game studios, announced today that their 2012 program will begin on August 20 with an application deadline of May 25. Joystick Labs provides funding and mentorship for aspiring game development teams through a unique 12-week program in Durham, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2010, Joystick Labs has funded and mentored seven startup game studios, including:

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fiveonenine Officially Launches Social Gaming Studio

Industry Veterans to Meld Cultural and Political Content with Social Gameplay

fiveonenine games logoDURHAM, N.C. – February 22, 2012 – Promising to blaze new trails in social gaming, fiveonenine Games today officially opened its Durham office for business. A joint venture between top media companies E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting, fiveonenine will create high-quality, engaging social and casual games that entertain while connecting players with culturally and politically relevant content.

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SEGA Puts More Than One Ring On It – Acquires Online Developer Three Rings Design

Creators of Award-Winning Titles Puzzle Pirates and Spiral Knights Join the SEGA Family

SEGA logoSAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – November 17, 2011 – SSEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based independent developer Three Rings Design, Inc. Founded in 2001, the talented team at Three Rings has over ten years of experience creating accessible and engaging online worlds, including the incredibly popular puzzle-MMORPG Puzzle Pirates™ and recent Game Developers Choice Online Award-winner Spiral Knights™.

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