PLATINUM SPONSORS

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
 
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
 

GOLD SPONSORS

Intel
Achievement Unlocked is Intel’s Game Developer Program, a coordinated, impactful world-wide effort to help game developers be successful creating games for platforms with Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom™ processors and Intel graphics in Windows* and Android* environments. Included are seeding programs to put the latest Intel hardware into game developer’s hands and Tech Labs for creating games and tuning them for improved performance and user satisfaction. There are also Game Changer Camps, Buzz Workshops and webinars featuring creative, technical and business mentoring by industry peers as well as promotion programs to sell games and a Black Belt Program to recognize their creators.
http://software.intel.com/gamedev
 
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
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:
http://www.digipen.edu
 

SILVER SPONSORS

Wargaming Seattle
Wargaming Seattle is located in the heart of the technology and games industry within Washington State. Our rich history extends to the studio's original founding as Gas Powered Games back in 1998, where the studio developed multiple award-winning AAA hit RPG/RTS titles such as the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander series.

Helmed by legendary game designer Chris Taylor, Wargaming Seattle is growing its team of highly skilled and seasoned professionals to create truly next-generation entertainment experiences in the massively multiplayer games space.

Wargaming Seattle is looking for exceptional individuals who look beyond what has already been accomplished, and dream of creating new experiences and technology that will push the boundaries of what is currently possible in the industry. If you are passionate about games and want to work with a team of experienced veterans that will help you hone your craft, we are looking for you.
 
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.

BRONZE 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/.
 
Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications builds, operates and maintains a global communications network to deliver managed solutions for enterprises, carriers and governments.

As a Fortune 500 company and a Tier 1 Internet operator, we offer fiber-based infrastructure and data center solutions, IP-based voice and data communications, wide-area Ethernet services, video and content distribution, security solutions, and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 connects more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across owned fiber networks on six continents, connected by extensive undersea facilities. We take ownership of network reliability and security, so our customers can own their success in return. Learn more: http://www.level3.com.
 
Foster Pepper, PLLC
With more than 130 attorneys in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, Foster Pepper has the deep industry knowledge, commitment to client service and a collaborative environment that allows us to provide the best legal and business solutions for our clients. We understand the innovative nature of media, entertainment and gaming industries requires companies and entrepreneurs to operate in an ever-evolving legal environment. Our attorneys know the entertainment industry’s idiosyncrasies and offer clients dynamic experience, including insights from our strong business and intellectual property practices. Learn more at foster.com.
 

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
 
PIGSquad
The Portland Indie Game Squad is a nonprofit community of game makers and players in Portland, OR; bringing game-related events, resources, and networking activities to the Pacific Northwest and our online friends.
http://www.pigsquad.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
 
Open Gaming Alliance
The Open Gaming Alliance is a non-profit association focused on the games industry business. From development and game play, to cross platform innovation, developer success and business opportunities, the OGA and its member companies support growth, leadership and opportunities for the games industry.
https://opengamingalliance.org
 
Gaming Business Review
Gaming Business Review is the premier business source for games, interactive, immersive and emerging technology insights. We publish feature articles, CEO interviews, company profiles, research reports, conference coverage, as well as trend analysis and market research that provide and explain the details executives need to make decisions in a quickly evolving market. Gaming Business Review is read by developers as well as top-level executives, who leverage us as a reliable source to uncover and interpret new and evolving trends that are shaping the entertainment and gaming industry.We support our highly influential readership with the GBR Newsletter which has thousands subscribers.
http://gamingbusinessreview.com
 
M2 Advisory Group
M2 Advisory Group (M2 Research) provides business development, positioning strategies, market research and ecosystem expertise. M2's focus in on emerging technologies in VR, AR, immersive tech, games, 3D enterprise and entertainment. We develop one-on-one business strategies, market sizing, competitive analysis and ecosystem insights for companies. We work to build up our client's profile and support investment and partnership opportunities.
http://m2research.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
 

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