Posted October 28, 2011 by Tony Tuason in Events

EVENT: Philippine Game Development Festival

Philippine Game Dev’t Festival on Dec. 9-11

On December 9-11, 2011, the most exciting annual event for the Philippine game development
industry will take place at the De la Salle – College of St. Benilde. Organized by the Game
Developers Association of the Philippines, the Philippine Game Development Festival aims to
stir, inspire, and ignite participants towards a collective effort to take the industry to a higher

The event targets game development professionals, students, and industry leaders and will
cover lectures, exhibitions, bazaar, a career fair as well as cosplay contest. Highlighting the
event are the PGDF Annual Awards 2011 and the announcement of winners for the Game On!
Students game development competition.

PGDF Annual Awards 2011 recognizes the creativity, talent and excellence of Filipinos in
the field of game making. Each year, an independent Awards Committee composed of
distinguished industry professionals from within and outside GDAP is set up to pick the best
and outstanding games developed by Filipino developers for the year. This year, nominations
are being opened for excellent games in the following categories: Cultural Awards, Innovation
Awards, Best PC/Mac Game, Best Handheld/Mobile Game, Best Browser-Based Game, and Best
Indie Game. Nominees may be games published by companies and independent professionals
from January 2009 to October 2011.

Game On! is a competition among local university students to come up and present the best
single player or multi-player browser-based game. The competition offers students a chance to
put talent, creativity, and imagination into creating a complete online game. This year’s theme
is Philippine folklore. Among the 15 entries shorlisted for the competition are those by students
from the following universities: STI College Sta. Rosa, San Beda College –Alabang, Cosmopoint
International Institute of Technology, Far Eastern University – East Asia College, Dela Salle
University –Manila, San Sebastian College Recoletos –Manila, AMA College-Makati, and host
Dela Salle – College of St. Benilde.

For more information about the event, visit the PGDF ’11 website at www.gamefestival.ph
where program outline, schedule, and registration links are available.

About GDAP

The Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) is the Philippine’s leading game industry association, established in 2007 to represent and promote the country’s game development industry. Its members create games and publish interactive content for various platforms.

GDAP is supported by various affiliate member organizations including schools and universities, game talent agencies, publishers, as well as retailers, all of which play key roles in the country’s thriving game industry.

Tony Tuason

Tony is just your average guy who loves comics, toys, games, movies, and all those geek goodness.