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“Climbing Your Skill Tree" Is Theme for Game Development Conference

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (April 18, 2017) – The Georgia Game Developers Association announced that on-line registration is now open for the 11th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE, www.siegecon.net), set for October 6 - 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the South, with tracks addressing game design, programming, art, audio, business, and serious games. Prices are set to increase May 30.

“SIEGE attracts seminal leaders in the game industry,” said Andrew Greenberg, SIEGE conference director. “Innovative game thinkers such as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, EA Chief Creative Director Richard Hilleman, Myst creator Rand Miller and others have shared their experiences and industry knowledge at SIEGE. The lineup for the 11th annual SIEGE is shaping up to be just as exciting.”

Student tickets are $24.95 for student members and $44.95 for non-member students. Professional passes are $44.95 for GGDA members and $64.95 for non-members. The speaker list for SIEGE2016 already includes notables such as Tripwire Interactive Vice President Alan Wilson, SMITE Senior Gameplay Programmer Mick Larkins, and award-winning game music composer Chris Rickwood.

“We are making a point of holding the line on prices this year,” said Greenberg. “A number of other conferences have been forced to raise their prices, but we are ensuring that our members get the greatest value for their money.”

Taking place in Atlanta, SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the Southern United States. Since 2007, SIEGE has featured leading figures from the industry and has hosted panels reflecting a wide spectrum of the game production industry, including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers, teachers and business executives. The event also showcases a College Fair for high school students and a Game Studio Investment Conference.

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