Game Developers Conference China organizer Think Services (also parent of Gamasutra) announced it has secured support for its event from the Chinese government.
Key divisions of the Ministry of Culture, which manages China's game industry, will formally lend their support at a press conference on Wednesday, while Think Services CEO Philip Chapnick and GDC Event Director Meggan Scavio will give a historical overview of GDC and reaffirm the event's commitment to the China game business.
The Economic and Informatization Commission within the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Administration Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and TV within the China Ministry of Culture both endorsed GDC China earlier this year.
GDC China 2009, to be held in Shanghai, October 11-13, is supported by an advisory board that includes representatives from Shanda, Epic Games China, 9you and DJL International. Building on 2007's event, GDC China will act as a "global extension" of the U.S.-based flagship event.
"With support from all major government entities and the international game development community as a whole, we are excited to return to Shanghai in October to repeat the success of our launch event in 2007," said Scavio.
"Momentum for GDC China is really growing, and we will further enhance support for the event when we solidify critical relationships with prospective speakers and supporting organizations at GDC in two weeks, launch the call for papers soon after, and hold our second Advisory Board meeting in April."
Interested parties can now find more information at GDC China's official website
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