June 22, 2006

Spring, Cingular, and Amp'd to judge game competition

On July 13, key executives from Sprint, Cingular, and Amp'd Mobile will judge the first-ever LivePitch OnStage game competition at the Mobile Game Conference in Seattle. Game developers and publishers are invited

enter their new games, demos, or concepts to score an opportunity to pitch live onstage before a panel of judges who can actually make a difference in their game's future.

LivePitch OnStage competition judges include Kris Davis, games product marketing manager, Sprint; Andrew Stein, sr. product manager, Cingular; and Paul Nakayama, sr. director, content programming, Amp'd Mobile.

How to apply
Send your game concept and as much of a graphical treatment as you've got to LivePitch@GameMobileConference.com prior to the June 30, 2006 deadline. New games, game demos, and game concepts are eligible. The Mobile Game Conference advisory board picks the best ideas. The winning presenters, onstage before the entire conference audience, receives five minutes to convince the VIP judges to fund or distribute their idea. Additional details are available at www.MobileGameConference.com/livepitch/.

"By taking part, you'll get direct feedback from these market makers about your work, and a chance to establish better communication with the people who can get your games on phones throughout the US," says Christopher Sherman, executive director of the Mobile Game Conference. "You'll also get your work out in front of an expert audience—more than a few of whom will be watching for the next great mobile game."

The LivePitch OnStage Competition takes place at the 4th annual Mobile Game Conference.

Speakers at the Mobile Game Conference (July 13-14, 2006) include

Alex Bloom, Vice President, Content and Developer Services, Motricity

Andre Vahsen, COO, Machineworks NW LLC

Are Traasdahl, Founder and CEO, Thumbplay

Chris Early, Studio Manager, Microsoft Casual Games Group

Jason A. Ford, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Namco Networks America Inc.

Jason Spero , SVP Marketing , Digital Chocolate

Jill Braff, GM North America & SVP Worldwide Marketing, Glu Mobile

John Cahill, General Manager, Mobile Games, Yahoo

John Szeder, Mofactor

Julian Corbett, Vice President of Business Development and Brand Partnerships, In-Fusio

Kanishka Agarwal, Vice President of New Products, Telephia

Kosei Ito, Vice President and Producer of Mobile Products, Square Enix North America

Kris Davis, Games Product Marketing Manager, Sprint

Kyu Lee, President, GAMEVIL USA Inc.

Neil Halder, SkyZone

Mark Pierce, CEO, Super Happy Fun Fun Inc.

Misha Lyalin, CEO, Reaxion

Paul Foster, President/CEO, Pick Up and Play

Paul Nakayama, Sr. Director, Content Programming, Amp'd Mobile

Ron Czerny, Founder & CEO, Play Phone

Randy Shepherd, Founder & Director of Business Development, werd interactive inc.

Scott Edison, Director-Mobile, Oberon

Seamus McAteer, Chief Product Architect & Senior Analyst, M:Metrics

Steve Hoffman, North American Studio Head, Infospace Inc.

Trip Hawkins, Chairman & CEO, Digital Chocolate

Registration information
Online registration is open and attendees can save $200 by taking advantage of the early bird registration—only $295 until June 30. Online registration after June 30 is $395 and on-site registration is $495. Registration information and conference details are available on to www.MobileGameConference.com.