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2014 East Coast Game Conference to Host Mystery Race Bar Crawl April 23

Scavenger Hunt Race Event for East Coast’s Largest Gathering of Video Game Professionals to Include Industry Leaders Such as Cliff Bleszinski

Raleigh, NC, April 19, 2014 --( Triangle Game Initiative and the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) have announced that the organizations will host a Mystery Race Bar Crawl from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 to kick off the 2014 East Coast Game Conference. The scavenger hunt race will take participants through some of downtown Raleigh’s best bars for the chance to win prizes, including gift certificates to area restaurants. The Mystery Race Bar Crawl, sponsored by William Peace University, will begin at the Raleigh Convention Center at 500 S. Salisbury St., and will be followed by the ECGC Opening Night Party at Lincoln Theatre, located at 126 E. Cabarrus St. Participation in the race is $10 for the general public and free for the first 90 ECGC participants who register. To register for the Mystery Race Bar Crawl, visit

Industry professionals, such as Cliff Bleszinski, an experienced video game designer and former design director for Epic Games, will participate in the event by providing clues for participants along the way. As part of the 6th annual ECGC, this team-oriented event will provide additional opportunities for conference attendees to network with industry professionals and academics.

ECGC strives to provide video game professionals, academics and the overall 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 national events. The Triangle area is home to more than 40 leading game companies, including several ECGC sponsors including Epic Games, Ubisoft, Red Storm and Insomniac Games. This year’s attendance is expected to exceed last year’s mark of 1,300 participants. Confirmed 2014 keynote speakers include Ken Rolston, director of design for Turbine and Warner Brothers; and Mary DeMarle, executive narrative director at Eidos Montreal.

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“We are excited to offer a fun event for ECGC participants and members of the community to network with some of the industry’s top professionals, all while competing to win prizes,” said Walter Rotenberry, ECGC co-director and Triangle Game Initiative co-president. “We look forward to providing more exciting ways for participants to network with one another as part of this year’s conference.”

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
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