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NASSCOM to host Game Developer conference

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PUNE, INDIA: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has announced the fifth edition of the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference (NGDC) on the 16th and 17th of November in Pune.

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Indian gaming industry has been witnessing rapid change, and has been evolving over the past few year, said NASSCOM in a press release.

The conference is structured entirely in collaboration with the industry, with an advisory board and content selection committee comprising of studio heads of major game companies in India.

NASSCOM is also organizing the first edition of the NGF Award to recognize achievements in game development in India and encourage the creation of intellectual property.

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Expressing his views on the conclave, Rajesh Rao, Chair, NASSCOM Gaming Forum, said, "India is set to witness a huge surge in the international gaming arena and the key here is to provide encouragement to our game developer talent and provide them a platform to help them grow & showcase their products."

According to NASSCOM, the entries to the awards will be evaluated on the basis of online user voting and will also be adjudged by a jury, who will be reviewing games created on platform including Android, iOS, PC & physical board games.

Winners of the contest will be announced at the conference, and will be awarded Rs.1,00,000 and Rs.50,000 respectively for the indie game of the year and student game of the year categories.

 

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