CHICAGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 17, 2014 — SIGGRAPH 2014 has teamed up with Media Indie Exchange (The MIX) to bring the first-ever SIGGRAPH indie game showcase to its Exhibition, 12-14 August, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
SIGGRAPH is the premier international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques and consistently offers top-notch content for gaming professionals and enthusiasts alike. As part of this special collaboration with The MIX, attendees will have access to exclusive presentations — with the game developers themselves — on indie projects featuring a wide variety of cutting-edge graphics and gameplay that in some instances is still in the experimental stages.
“The MIX brings a high level of talent, creativity, and quality to the table. We are excited to bring this experience to the SIGGRAPH community and put a spotlight on it,” remarked SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair Dave Shreiner. “Hopefully, speaking with indie developers first-hand will inspire individuals and small teams in attendance to ‘go for it’ with their own projects.”
The MIX team has been organizing showcases for independent game developers to present their projects to media and industry leaders since 2012. SIGGRAPH 2014 will mark the first MIX showcase outside of the United States.
“The MIX at SIGGRAPH 2014 shows the ongoing impact of indie studios on the industry,” said Justin Woodward of The MIX. “This event provides another platform where we can help share advances from this world with new audiences.”
The MIX lineup during SIGGRAPH 2014 will be released in the weeks leading up to the conference. For the latest updates visit s2014.siggraph.org or stay tuned to SIGGRAPH 2014 on Facebook and Twitter. Access to the Exhibition starts at $50 USD and is available online.
About SIGGRAPH 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals to Vancouver, British Columbia for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Sunday, 10 August through Thursday, 14 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH 2014 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace, 12-14 August. More details are available at the SIGGRAPH 2014 website or on Facebook and Twitter.
About ACM SIGGRAPH
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, career development, and professional networking.
About The MIX
Indie entrepreneur Justin Woodward and industry veteran John Polson started The MIX in 2012, with support from Alex Austin of Cryptic Sea, Todd Northcutt, IGN and the Interabang Entertainment team. The MIX brought a handful of indies and press together to play fresh games in the IGN offices at GDC this first year. The MIX has grown considerably, with 46 indies showing games on all major platforms at the most recent event during GDC week this year, with approximately 300 top press and industry guests attending. For additional information, visit www.mediaindieexchange.com.
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