The 2006 Game Developers Conference, run by the CMP Game Group (as is Gamasutra.com), has officially announced that the previously reported
Video Games Live concert will be the event's closing night performance this March.
At the production, will take place at the San Jose Civic Auditorium on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m., the Symphony Silicon Valley orchestra and its full chorus will be accompanied by exclusive video footage and music arrangements, including music from game titles such as Mario, Zelda, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Myst, Castlevania, Medal of Honor, Sonic, Kingdom Hearts
and Final Fantasy
, and a special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong
to Donkey Kong
The concert also includes pre- and post-show festival activities including a costume contest and meet-and-greet with designers and composers, according to representatives of Video Games Live, which was co-created by game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall.
“Video Games Live is a milestone in the evolution of games as an art form in world culture,” said GDC director Jamil Moledina. “Featuring VGL at GDC fits in perfectly with our goals of provoking innovation among game creators, and producing ideas that have dramatic reach into the greater entertainment audience.”
According to the organizers, tickets for the March 24 event are priced from $20 to $55, and are now available
at Ticketmaster.com. You can also order tickets over the phone by calling 408-998-TIXS and 415-421-TIXS.