Raleigh, NC, April 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Triangle Game Initiative and the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) have announced the addition of a new narrative track at the sixth annual ECGC, taking place on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury St.
ECGC will offer attendees a narrative track featuring speakers from across the game narrative spectrum, making the event the nation’s largest gathering of industry writing professionals and expanding the Triangle’s position as a key industry player in innovation and career opportunities. Track programming includes panels, lectures and discussions with lead gaming industry innovators, who will offer insight into topics ranging from AAA blockbusters to interactive fiction, wildly successful casual games, the building blocks of a successful career as a game writer and much more.
The largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, ECGC strives to provide video game professionals, academics and the gaming industry with an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration. Because the conference is volunteer-led, ECGC is able to offer attendees a top-quality event with access to renowned industry leaders for a more affordable rate than comparable events occurring around the nation throughout the year. The Triangle area is home to more than 40 leading game companies, including several ECGC sponsors such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Red Storm and Insomniac Games. This year’s attendance is expected to exceed last year’s mark of 1,300 participants.
For more information, including registration for the conference, visit http://www.ecgconf.com/.
“Writing is a major component of the gaming industry,” said Walter Rotenberry, ECGC co-director and Triangle Game Initiative co-president. “With trends such as in-game storytelling increasing in prominence paired with challenges such as an increased importance on keeping users engaged in shorter increments of time, narrative professionals have their work cut out for them. We are pleased to offer additional educational resources for this invaluable area of the gaming, as well as provide attendees with the chance to have unparalleled access to the industry’s top professionals.”
About East Coast Game Conference:
Formerly known as the Triangle Game Conference, the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) has become the leading annual East Coast forum for game industry professionals to share expertise, network, and build careers. The Research Triangle Park in North Carolina is home to more than 40 companies developing and publishing games, along with being the U.S. hub for game engine development, with Epic, Vicious Cycle and Gamebryo having headquarters in the region. ECGC works in partnership with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), an international nonprofit trade association of video game developers; and the Triangle Game Initiative, a North Carolina nonprofit trade association of video game companies. For more information, visit http://www.ecgconf.com.