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Washington Interactive Network
The Washington Interactive Network (WIN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded by grants, sponsorships, and donations. WIN began as a program at the State of Washington and later hosted by the EDC of Seattle and King County, and now OneRedmond. Established in 2004, the purpose of WIN is to promote, nurture, and grow the Interactive Media industry in Washington State. WIN currently runs the REACTOR Initiatives, Diversity in Games Programs, Interactive Media Education Alliance, Power of Play, and the Seattle Independent Game Competition. http://www.washingtoninteractivenetwork.org

Intel
The Intel® Buzz Workshop Series started in 2013 with a focus on bringing local game developer communities together to address the game industry's biggest challenges in gaming. The one-day event includes technical sessions, panels, networking, and the opportunity to troubleshoot your creations with Intel experts. https://software.intel.com/en-us/event/buzzworkshop


PLATINUM SPONSORS

ID@Xbox
The ID@Xbox program enables qualified game developers of all sizes to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Live, giving studios the tools and support needed to maximize their success. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Developers/id


Charles Schwab
At Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Member SIPC, we believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and employers who serve them, and championing our clients' goals with passion and integrity.

Schwab has five branches in the Seattle metro area, including one at 11100 NE 8th Street, to offer area residents access to a range of investing and personal finances guidance, service and products. To find a branch near you, please visit Schwab's branch locator at www.schwab.com.

OneRedmond
OneRedmond is a private-public partnership for economic and community development, led by the private sector, working in close partnership with the City of Redmond.Collaborating with a growing base of eastside businesses, we represent Redmond and the Puget Sound Region and act as a catalyst for growth - not only for all businesses, but individuals and families who call it home.

Our Investors are supported in many ways - from a roster of projects and programs that attract people and investments to Redmond, to exclusive benefits that connect businesses to key constituencies. In return, our city and local region are developing into a prime hub for business, talent, and quality of life.

Contact: Heidi Archer, Director of Investor Relations heidia@oneredmond.org, 425.885.4014. http://www.oneredmond.org

GOLD SPONSORS

Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Duel Masters. http://company.wizards.com


SILVER SPONSORS

Big Fish Games
Since 2002, Big Fish has become an industry leader in casual and mid-core mobile games, and has an ever-expanding portfolio across mobile genres. Among our hit titles are Dungeon Boss, Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop!, Fairway Solitaire, Cascade, and the award-nominated indie title, Lifeline. http://www.bigfishgames.com

City of Bellevue
Bellevue welcomes the world. Over 1,200 video game developers work in downtown Bellevue every day. From indie developers to the largest AAA studios from all around the world, we strive to assist our companies with proactive business services because we believe in the fresh, inventive ideas the video game, immersive reality, and eSports sectors are building here. We offer a strong talent pool, unparalleled safety, and superior education options. Bellevue is a community where innovation is the norm, entrepreneurship is the goal, and building the future is the outcome. We invite you to make history with us. http://www.bellevuewa.gov/economic_development/overview.htm


Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County
The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) is the only public-private economic development partnership encompassing King County and its 39 cities. We provide one-on-one, confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to individual businesses seeking to establish, expand or relocate in Seattle-King County through our cluster-driven, client-focused approach. Visit http://www.edc-seaking.org for more information.


VMC
VMC's mission is to ensure the most innovative companies in the world deliver an excellent product experience to every customer, everywhere. We improve game quality while increasing player engagement and satisfaction through our end-to-end services: QA, Localization, Development, Test Automation, Live Game Operations, and our exclusive Global Beta Test Network. http://www.vmc.com

BRONZE SPONSORS

Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience with computer technology from the 1960s to the present. LCM+L honors the history of computing with the world’s largest collection of fully restored—and usable—supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers and microcomputers. A new main gallery offers direct experiences with robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, big data, the Internet of Things, video-game making, and digital art. Want to learn more? The main floor features education labs for learning new skills (or dusting off old ones). Come in. Geek out. http://livingcomputers.org.

Sharp Business Systems
Sharp Business Systems (SBS) is a direct sales division of Sharp Electronics Corporation. Our SBS branches throughout the U.S. combine the resources of a multi-billion dollar corporation and the value of local representation with local management and community relationships. Our experienced business technology specialists evaluate your current technology environment and document workflow to help improve your company’s efficiency, security and bottom-line through our best-in-class products, solutions and support. Find more information at http://seattle.sharp-sbs.com/.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

HeR Interactive
HeR Interactive is debuting Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues, a mobile app that introduces kids 5+ the basic concepts of coding while solving a fun Nancy Drew mystery. The company was a pioneer in 1998 when it began developing and publishing Nancy Drew interactive games for female gamers. Since then, the company has released over 32 games, won 30 Parents’ Choice awards and has sold more than 9 million copies of its games. Find more information at www.herinteractive.com. Find HeR Interactive on Twitter @HerInteractive or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NancyDrewPCGames/.

RewardMob RewardMob is a tournament based reward platform for Mobile Games. We help game developers with user acquisition, retention and monetization through our unique loyalty solution. For more information, visit http://www.rewardmob.com/.
Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit https://www.unity3d.com.

Washington State Department of Commerce
The Washington State Department of Commerce's mission is to grow and improve jobs in Washington State by championing thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure. We help strengthen communities by bringing together people and resources. Find more information at http://www.commerce.wa.gov.

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

tinyBuild GAMES
tinyBuild GAMES is an indie developer morphed into an indie publisher.
We partner up with indies across the world to help better their games as well as develop games ourselves.
http://www.tinybuildgames.com
 
Indies Workshop
The Indies Workshop is a co-working space in Seattle, WA, designed specifically for independent game developers, with affordable pricing and an environment that fosters collaboration and creativity. In addition to offering indie developers a place to come and work together, the Indies Workshop doubles as a venue for events put on by members of the Seattle Indies community.
http://indiesworkshop.com
 
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
AIE trains students for employment and career opportunities in 3D animation, game development and related fields through the provision of world class education as well as acting as a catalyst to build these industries. AIE is a non-profit educator established in 1996 to grow and support the game industry. Our unique curriculum is offered in the United States and Australia, and provides you with the training needed to join our other graduates as entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators in the video game and film industries. We were one of the first colleges in the world to offer specialized training for 3D animation and video game development. http://www.aie.edu


DigiPen Institute of Technology
DigiPen Institute of Technology is a dedicated leader in education and research in computer interactive technologies. DigiPen is committed to fostering academic growth and inspiring creativity in all its students. To that end, DigiPen offers: Graduate and undergraduate degrees; Two-week exploratory workshops and online courses for middle- and high school students; Comprehensive high-school programs at locations across the United States and in Canada; Continuing education programs for industry professionals; International opportunities through DigiPen's educational partnership. For more information visit  https://www.digipen.edu/.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, offers six bachelor’s degrees, 47 associate degrees and 89 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Over the past 60-plus years, we’ve learned that our students have a better experience and perform better when they feel supported, not only by our faculty and staff, but also by our industry partners who support our students through internships, curriculum support, and equipment donations. http://www.lwtech.edu

IGDA Seattle
The Seattle chapter of the International Game Developers Association, support thousands of game devs in the Puget Sound region. Seattle IGDA coordinates local meetups, speakers, panels and networking events. Check out our calendar for events and meetups at http://www.igdaseattle.org

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