Siege  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Siege  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Applications for the SIEGE Investment Conference Have Been Opened Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:33:50 -0400 Zantallion

If you've been looking for a chance to get some big name companies investing in your projects, a solid opportunity has presented itself. This year in Atlanta, at the 7th Annual SIEGE Investment Conference, video game producers will be able to pitch their ideas to a board of 40+ judges, who will decide whether or not their project is worth investing in. This event is being sponsored by the Georgia Game Developer's Association (GGDA). 

Hardware manufacturers, hosting services, and business incubators are all eligible to participate, with the list of investors including prestigious companies such as Angel Investors and the Venture Capitalists.

These are just some of the companies sponsoring the conference.

This news comes on the heels of a bill, signed into law by the Georgia Governor, that makes qualification for tax benefits much easier for video game development companies. As a result of this, investment value for gaming companies has gone up, and the risks normally associated with doing so have been severely reduced.

Of the many different applications that get sent in, only about 8 to 10 finalists will be selected. These finalists will then be able to present in front of the many judges at the event, and will be eligible to win sponsorship from some of the represented studios. The highest rated finalist will also win a $1000 prize, independent of the previously mentioned sponsorships.

So if you're looking for investors for your start-up company, there's few opportunities better than this one. If you're interested, you can apply on SIEGE's website.

We here at Gameskinny wish the best of luck towards all participating. And whether you're attending the conference as a developer or a fan, be sure to drop by our GS panel at SIEGE to learn how indie developers and the press can work together. 

GGDA's SIEGE 2017 Tickets Are On Sale At Their Lowest Prices Ever Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:40:58 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

Starting today, tickets for SIEGE 2017 (the Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo) are officially on sale -- and for a lower price than they've ever been. SIEGE is hosted each year by the GGDA in Atlanta, Georgia, and it's the largest game developer's conference in the southern US. This year, the convention will run from October 6-8.

This year's theme is "Climbing Your Skill Tree", so many of the panels and presentations will focus on career growth and expanding horizons as a professional in the gaming industry. The event will have multiple tracks to suit a variety of interests -- from game design and programming to art, audio, and business.

Confirmed presenters for the event include Tripwire Interactive Vice President Alan Wilson, Hi-Rez Studios Executive Producer Mick Larkins, and award-winning game music composer Chris Rickwood. GameSkinny (and its parent company, Launch Media Network) will also be participating in a games press panel at the event. 

Ticket prices are lower this year than ever before, at a range of prices depending on your status and membership with the GGDA. They're broken down as follows:

  • Student GGDA Members: $24.95
  • Non-Member Students: $44.95
  • Professional GGDA Members: $44.95
  • Professional Non-Members: $64.95

To learn more about these prices and what each ticket provides, you can check out the official SIEGE website. Ticket prices are set to increase after May 30, so if you want to reserve them at the current prices, you'll want to do that sooner rather than later.

Call for Speakers for SIEGE 2017 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:21:06 -0400 Kat De Shields

The Georgia Game Developers Association recently announced a call for for speakers to present at the 11th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE) set for October 6 - 8, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Established in 2007, SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the southeastern United States. The theme for this year's conference is "Climbing Your Skill Tree" in efforts to help game developers build the variety of skills that go into game development -- including game design, programming, art, audio, and business.  

SIEGE has regularly hosted and featured leading figures in the gaming industry. Some of this year's speakers include Tripwire Interactive Vice President Alan Wilson, SMITE Senior Gameplay Programmer Mick Larkins, and renowned game composer Chris Rickwood. 

According to a statement made by SIEGE Conference Director, Andrew Greenberg:

"We always appreciate speakers who submit great session ideas, and we are delighted with how these speakers share ideas with others on their panels. The speakers often learn as much as do their audiences."

To apply as a potential speaker, visit the official SIEGE speakers page or email The call for speakers closes on Sunday, April 30th.

For more information about the con or the Developers Association, visit the SIEGE website or the official webpage for the GGDA