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NLGD Adds Interactive Emmy Award Winner to Speaker Line-up

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, June 16, 2008– The NLGD today announced that Adriana Skarped has been added to the Festival of Games speaker line-up. Skarped worked as lead actor and designer on the participatory television series Sanningen om Marika (The Truth About Marika), which was awarded an Emmy for best Interactive TV Service in April of this year.

Sanningen om Marika is a great example of a media production that combines traditional broadcast culture and gaming. Swedish television subcontracted The company P to produce this alternate reality, multi-platform media production. The result was an innovative and successful production offering online and live action role-playing experiences in parallel with traditional TV drama. Skarped was lead actor and a designer on a team of more than 20 people. Before Marika, Skarped provided game content for the Prosopopeia proposal, a design idea that uses the real world as a game interface.

At the Festival of Games, Adriana Skarped will share her experience in the interactive cross-media field. She will walk you through some highlights of the game, and question the distinction between reality and fiction.

Seth van der Meer, Chairman of the NLGD Foundation commented on Adriana’s presence and lecture,“Over the years Adriana has worked on various interesting projects that are not only innovative, but also very inspiring. We are looking forward to her lecture at the Festival.”

About NLGD Foundation

The NLGD Foundation is a European cross-disciplinary platform, the European hub to synergy, vision and inspiration in the games industry. The main goal of the NLGD Foundation is to stimulate the Dutch games industry and to position this industry internationally. In order to accomplish this, the NLGD Foundation offers room to all disciplines within the games industry that work either directly or indirectly with serious- or entertainment games. Included herein are publishers, developer, but also research organizations, educational institutions and trade and industry. Another goal of the NLGD Foundation is therefore to bring together various perspectives on games. With its activities the NLGD Foundation attracts visitors from all over the world.

About Festival of Games

The Festival of Games is one of the largest professional game festivals in Europe; it sets the stage for the fast growing European game market.

The Festival of Gamesconsists of a main thought leader conference, workshops, a professional expo with a career fair and a serious connection. The event is a platform and a meeting point for the European games community. The festival harnesses Europe's creative power and gives an insight in the unique European approach. Industry, academic and business leaders share and combine their opinions and visions.

The NLGD Festival of Games takes place from June 14-22, 2008, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. For more information, visit the NLGD website at: www.nlgd.nl Note for the press: you can register for your complimentary press badge on the NLGD website: http://www.nlgd.nl/fog/content/view/203/1

NLGD Contact:

Pearl Hartgers

+31 6 33 22 33 60

pr@nlgd.nl

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