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The games industry in India has its healthy share of rock stars and a burgeoning stream of wannabes. A relatively nascent industry, many of its practitioners and consumers were dubbed as geeks and outcasts, and many of them ridiculed for their passion. With the debut of Game Developer Summit in 2011, Saltmarch Media demonstrated the need for an active platform that discussed the combination of programming, interactivity, aesthetics, sound, user experience and gaming business.

At the second edition of Game Developer Summit (GDS), treat yourself to a day of awe, self-effacement, and grandstanding. With 15+ plenary focused sessions and lightning talks anchored by independent voices and industry experts, the 2011 edition will feature topics broadly based around these tracks: Game Programming, Game Design, Game Production, Game Business & Management, Game Audio.

GDS 2011 is co-located with Mobile Developer Summit this year, and will be held 3 November 2011, at the Indian Institue of Sience in Bangalore, India.


At GDS, you'll participate in sessions and workshops encompassing the full range of Game Programming, Game Design, Game Production, Game Business & Management, Game Audio, with practical talks that deep dive into technical skill and best practices, inspirational keynote presentations, an Expo Hall featuring the latest projects and products, engaging networking events, and the opportunity to interact with the best and brightest of speakers from around the world. Go ahead and take those two days out of your projects. You will thank us for the re-education and for rejuvenating the way you work in 2011.



Game Developer Summit is the industry's first of-its-kind premier event attended by a serious audience of over a thousand lively and thought-provoking game development professionals. Sponsorship opportunities at GDS 2011 offer a great way to showcase your brand, propagate your leadership message, and spread awareness of your presence. Sponsors and exhibitors have the opportunity to meet with thousands of unique and qualified delegates. If your marketing strategy involves selling value, come to the show where every attendee is in search of just that. The qualified, professional audience you'll find will help you build your business and meet your goals.


The stock of today's games industry has metamorphosed dramatically from a perceived niche industry developing products for minority groups of nerds and geeks to commanding its place as one of the top-selling media sectors globally. Recent studies indicate the overall sales volume of the games industry increased to more than 50 billion US dollar in total and is comparable in size to the global film industry.

Following a hugely successful 2010 edition, the 2011 summit will bring together thought leaders and experts from different aspects of the Game Developer Ecosystem to share their passion, experience, grit and learning to a gathering of over a 1000 mobile/web application developers and technologists.

Handcrafted by Saltmarch Media, producers of Great Indian Developer Summit and DeveloperMarch — India's biggest and independent polyglot conference and portal for software developers - this winning combination at GDS 2011 allows for creative solutions to be generated, insider information to be found and personal contacts to be made, all essential ingredients to your innovation and your business. You will go back home with the skills, insight, and contacts to take advantage of these opportunities as they transform the mobile industry.

Game Developer Summit will be held on November 03 2011 and will be hosted at the premises of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Backed with market intelligence from Saltmarchi, GDS 2011 will feature an elite collection of speakers, the best of development, design and business, and a chance to break free from the daily grind to network, learn, and recharge.

  • Connect with thousands of peers from the Game Developer Ecosystem
  • Stay on the cutting-edge of Game Programming, Game Design, Game Production, Game Business & Management, Game Audio
  • Over 1000 attendees expected from around the sub-continent
  • All tickets includes Lunch, Coffee, an event grab bag and a special Saltmarch giveaway

Mobile Developer Summit :: Co-located with GDS 2011

Mobile Developer Summit -- a distinct event co-located with GDS -- will be held on 2 and 3 November 2011. Mobile development is complex because its ecosystem is complex. Unlike developing for a small set of platforms, Mobile development platforms sport a number of versions, with each version adding new functionality and fixes, besides introducing platform fragmentation that makes it even more complex for app developers. As the interest in mobile applications surge, so has the number of app stores - from platform/OS providers, handset manufacturers and mobile network operators, to some devices even presenting consumers with multiple stores. The app store is fast becoming the portal, deck or home page of the smartphone era, a place to go to discover new things. This is also posing a challenge for developers - which stores to publish in and how to get their apps discovered. Following a hugely successful 2010 edition, Saltmarch Media is announcing a bigger two day summit for the Mobile Developer ecosystem in 2011 that will broadly cover the following themes: Adroid Development, iPhone & iPad Development, Mobile Platforms, Mobile Web Development, App Monetization Business & Trends .

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Ashu Rege is Director of Content and Technology at NVIDIA, managing the Content Management, Evangelism, Developer Technology, PhysX & APEX groups. Keita Iida works with software developers and publishers to ensure games and applications are well-aligned with NVIDIA graphics and platform technologies. We begin by asking Keita about the significance video games have had on the society in general. The discussion gradually moves to the much expected release of NVIDIA's Fermi architecture based GPUs. » read more

Blue Frog's Varun Nair Gives Sound a 15 on 10 Rating

Varun Nair has been a part of sound industry for the past four and half years and has dabbled in most areas of sound during this period. He started his career in the music industry and then moved onto post production for commercials & feature films. His foray into game sound began after joining Blue Frog in 2008. Since then he has created assets for Indian developers & some international projects like the ICC Cricket title for EA. Saltmarch Media caught up with Varun Nair to find out more on 'Quality Asset Creation and Sound as a Storyteller'. » read more

Storyboarding Key to Mobile Game Development Lifecycle

Dayanidhi is an engineering and management graduate with over 17 years of experience in IT with expertise in delivery management. As Vice President - Customer Delivery at Digital Chocolate, Dayanidhi's role includes delivery management from India, capacity building and management, customer interaction (encompassing most of the mobile operators worldwide), strategic planning at the global level of the organisation including new business initiatives, M&A etc. » read more

Open Source is Indie Game Developer's Best Friend

Karthik Subramaniam develops games as a hobby. When he was a student, he independently developed a free 2D action game called 'Indian Commander'. This game was published in several web sites such as, CNET's and recorded more than 20,000 downloads. Saltmarch Media decided to catch up with Karthik to chat on various topics that revolve around Indie game development and Karthik's own plans to enter the game development industry in a few years as full time indie developer. » read more

Aesthetics and End User Focus Key to Game Development Success

Harish Sivaramakrishnan is a computer scientist and a platform evangelist at Adobe Systems with over 10 years of experience working on the Adobe Flash platform. Harish is immensely passionate about anything pertaining to Adobe Flash, Flex and other platform technologies. He is a hardcore UI/UX enthusiast and strongly believes that building great user experiences is key to the success of any application. Saltmarch Media caught up with Harish for an informal chat. We began by asking him as to how a chemical engineer from BITS Pilani transformed into a 'Flexgeek'. » read more


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