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CAROLINA GAMES SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

Goldsboro, NC -?January 23, 2012 - The Carolina Games Summit will be held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. Tickets are available to the public for $10 each and may be purchased online or at the door. The event includes video game tournaments, industry speakers, educational sessions, and exhibition booths. An exciting mix of fun, academic opportunities and career exploration has been created for students, aspiring game developers, educators and professionals alike.

Attendees may participate in sponsored tournaments and enjoy unlimited free play on full-size classic arcades as well as the latest consoles.

Building on the continued success of past years over 17 tournaments and numerous speakers from a variety of game development firms and educational institutions will be featured. Due to overwhelming interest, organizers have scheduled two keynote sessions for this year's event.

Penny Dreadful Productions (PDP) an Atlanta based production company will join Britt Griffith of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters to answers questions and give tips on making it in film/TV during their joint keynote panel discussion.? Griffith works all over the world in front of the camera investigating the paranormal. When not filming with Ghost Hunters, Griffith works at his own company, Sun Set Production Studios.??PDP provides conceptual design, prosthetics, and props for major motion pictures such as the Book of Eli as well as cast members for popular shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Michael Resnick, the co-founder and lead developer of Hazardous Software, will cover the use of time travel and time manipulation as a unique gameplay mechanism.? Hazardous Software recently released Achron a real-time strategy game where players can time travel simultaneously and independently.? Resnick will use this experience to discuss ways of approaching time travel from a gameplay perspective.

Hands-on training sessions by industry professionals from companies like Redstorm Entertainment, Autodesk, and college educators will also be returning. Rounding out the event, the exhibition hall, will be packed with industry and educational representatives.

Visit the official web site, www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com, for a listing of events and additional details. Contact the event organizers, Michael Everett and Tracy Schmeltzer, at info(at)carolinagamessummit(dot)com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

About Carolina Games Summit:

Carolina Games Summit is an event featuring both video game development sessions and highly competitive tournaments. Every year the organizers create an inviting atmosphere for both consumers and developers of video games. Hosted by Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC the event encourages career and educational exploration in an environment the entire family can enjoy. Attendees can discover all the opportunities the video game industry has to offer while interacting with gamers from all across the country. Additional information can be found on the official web site at http://www.carolinagamessummit.com.

Contact Michael Everett

Carolina Games Summit

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