ATLANTA, GA – (May 24, 2016) – The Georgia Game Developers Association announced that the college fair for its 10th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE, www.siegecon.net) would take place October 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the South, and its college fair attracts 500 – 1000 high school students interested in a career in game production.
“Many students are attracted to technical fields because they want to make games,” said Andrew Greenberg, SIEGE conference director. “SIEGE lets them both get an overview of how to make games and visit with colleges that can help them make their dreams a reality.”
Past exhibitors have included the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Kennessaw State University (KSU), Georgia State University (GSU), Columbus State University (CSU), the Art Institute of Atlanta (AIA), Southern Methodist University (Guild Hall), the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy and many more. STE(A)M classes have included how to create game art, working with game engines, organizing a game team, virtual reality and more.
“One thing we have learned is that students want to know both how to make games and where they can go to learn more,” said Greenberg. “Their excitement from being able to do both is always inspiring.”
Taking place in Atlanta, SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the Southern United States. Since 2007, SIEGE has featured leading figures from the industry and has hosted panels reflecting a wide spectrum of the game production industry, including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers, teachers and business executives.
The Georgia Game Developers Association is the non-profit trade association for the video game industry in the state of Georgia. It supports its members with business opportunities, professional development and public affairs coordination.