Press release:
New Delhi, India – April 28th, 2016 – The National Association of Software and Services Companies today announced that India’s premier games development conference, the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2016 (NGDC 2016) will take place from November 10th – 12th, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, in Hyderabad, India. The NGDC 2016 will feature over 1100+ delegates, 80 speakers across seven tracks, curated networking with publishers and investors and an expanded Expo that showcases the creative talent and upcoming industry trends in interactive entertainment in India.

“We are incredibly excited to announce that the NGDC 2016, the biggest gathering of Indian games development and business talent, will be taking place at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, one of the best venues in the country”, said Rajesh Rao, Chairman of NASSCOM Gaming Forum. “With the support of the Government of Telangana, the new venue has allowed us to expand the conference with two new speaker tracks, a dedicated virtual reality pavilion and a new expanded expo floor with country pavilions”.

NGDC 2016 will feature 3 days of dedicated tracks focused on indies, game design, publishing/advertising, game art and technology, with the introduction of two new tracks – production and serious games. The agenda will be curated by the NGDC Content team and an International Advisory Council. The event has hosted eminent speakers like Ed Fries (former head of MGS), Yasuhiro Fukushima (Emeritus Chairman of Square Enix), Ernest Adams (author of the seminal book on Game Design), Glen Schofield (Call of Duty), Trip Hawkins, Henry LaBounta and Ste Curran. Those interested in becoming a speaker at the NGDC 2016 have until 30th July 2016 to submit their submission here: http://bit.do/NGDC2016_Speaker

With an expanded expo floor featuring more Indian games, country pavilions and a new virtual reality pavilion, NGDC 2016 is shaping up as the biggest showcase of Indian games development and business talent, and the ‘go to’ event for International participants looking at the India opportunity. The NASSCOM Gaming Forum Awards 2016 will also recognise achievements in Indian games development and encourage the creation of original innovative IP in India. The curated networking event will give Indian games developers the opportunity to meet with publishers. To sign up visit: http://bit.do/publishermeetup

To learn more about NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2016 and purchase tickets to the conference, please visit: http://ngdc.nasscom.in. Early bird registration discounts of 50% off the regular ticket price of $100 are available until 31st August 2016..

About NASSCOM Gaming Forum
NASSCOM® is India’s premier trade body and chamber of commerce for the IT industry, and the NASSCOM Gaming Forum was set up ten years ago to provide a common platform to share best practices and knowledge to developers and businesses within the Indian gaming industry, especially the burgeoning indie game dev community.NGF is today the de-facto industry body for games in India.

NASSCOM is a global trade body with more than 1800 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 3 million professionals.

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