SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2013) - Today, Mochi Media announced the speakers for the fifth-annual FGS conference ("FGS 5"), which will be held on March 24th, 2013 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. The conference will bring together leaders in the Flash gaming industry to share insights and strategies on successful game design, distribution and monetization, as their development efforts increasingly expand to mobile, social, MMO, 3D and console platforms. This year's premier sponsor is Adobe, and platinum sponsor is FGL.com.
FGS is an annual event where hundreds of industry members share insights about trends and strategies. Those leading this year's discussions include speakers from Adobe, Unity Technologies, Kongregate, Frima Studio, and Ninja Kiwi, alongside other industry executives and thought leaders.
This year's conference also marks the return of the "Mochis Award Show," which honors the best Flash games of 2012. 30 Finalists were chosen from more than 1,400 submissions for ten award categories that include "Best Action Game," "Most Creative Game," "Players Choice," and more. A complete list of finalists for the Mochis can be found on the FGS Awards Show page.
The results of the 2012 Flash Games Market Survey helped form the content of FGS 5. According to the survey, 86% of Flash game developers are either currently making or planning to make mobile games in the next year. The survey results also identified "marketing" as the biggest challenge for Flash game developers entering the mobile space. The survey findings, and the content of FGS 5, are reflected in the theme for this year's conference, "Evolve Your Game."
Confirmed speakers for FGS 5 include:
- Thibault Imbert, Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Systems
- Carl Callewaert, Product Evangelist, Unity Technologies
- Josh Larson, CEO, Mochi Media, Inc.
- John Cooney, Game Developer, Kongregate
- Stephen Harris, Co-Founder, Ninja Kiwi
- Luc Beaulieu, CTO, Frima Studio
- Simon Lachance, Co-founder, Berzerk Studio
- Chris Condon, Game Developer, Con Artist Games
FGS is a conference focused on fostering the growth and success of the Flash games community. It was established to bring together industry leaders to share insights and strategies around game development and the business of making games. Flash Gaming Summit is organized by Mochi Media. Learn more at www.flashgamingsummit.com.
About Mochi Media
Mochi Media is the world's largest browser-based games network, with more than 110 million monthly active users and 90,000 games on more than 60,000 publisher websites. Mochi Media's game development products and services enable developers to track usage analytics, distribute their games to thousands of websites, and monetize global gameplays via micro-transactions and in-game advertising. The company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanda Interactive.