BERLIN, July 7 /PRNewswire/ --

- President of Germany's Top Action Game Developer to Explore Future of Gaming

Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek, creators of the famous CryENGINE and
the top rated action games Far Cry and Crysis, will deliver a track keynote at
this year's Game Developers Conference(R) Europe (GDC Europe). In his keynote
The Future of Gaming Graphics, Yerli will inspire attendees with the story of
Crytek's success in developing of high-end 3D-game technology for the PC and
next generation consoles as well as shed light on the future of rendering in the
next 3-5 years.

As a German based company, we are proud to participate in GDC Europe in Cologne,
said Yerli. We are very excited to share and communicate our success story with
our fellow European developers and inspire the newer generation.

Only a handful of German studios have reached the level of success of Crytek,
said Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development of Think
Services Game Group. With their leading role in graphic development, I can't
think of a better European developer to talk about the 'Future of Gaming
Graphic' than Cevat Yerli. GDC Europe is proud to welcome him as a keynote

His first games and development experiences go back to the 80s with the
Commodore 64 and the Schneider CPC 6128 where he worked on simulation games.
Since then, his passion has been making and playing games. After his economics
studies he focused his passion on his lifetime project to create Crytek, and in
1999, the studio was born. Cevat drives the vision of Crytek's games and
technologies and defines, together with Avni and Faruk Yerli, the studio's
strategic business development.

Yerli is the latest addition to the keynote line-up, which includes: - Klaas
Kersting, CEO, Gameforge - Changes in the Games Industry - Free-to-play vs.
Payment Models - Matias Myllyrinne, Managing Director, Remedy - From Max Payne
to Alan Wake: Creating Intellectual Properties the Remedy Way - Hilmar
Petursson, CEO, CCP - CCP: Winning the War

GDC Europe will take place August 17-19 at the Cologne Congress East Center in
Cologne, Germany in conjunction with gamescom. To learn more about the keynotes
and speaker line-up, registration and exhibiting opportunities, visit:

About the Think Services Game Group

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Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community
through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products
and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research,
the Webby Award-winning,,,,,, the Game Developers
Conference(R), the Game Developers Conference(R) Austin, the Game Developers
Conference(R) Europe, the Game Developers Conference(R) China, GDC Mobile, the
Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game
Developers Choice Awards. To learn more, visit

About Think Services, a division of United Business Media

Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational
events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and innovative media.
Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with,
and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within
communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The
division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby
Award-winning, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer
Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United
Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with a market
capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Simon Wondracek, Gerriet Ohls, Europe +49-(0)-251-7481123, Ben Veechai, Brian Rubin Think Services Game
Group, fortyseven communications +1-415-947-6280, +1-212-391-4707, CONTACT GDC EUROPE: Frank
Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development +49-(0)-171-1288898

SOURCE: Think Services Game Group

Europe, Simon Wondracek,, or Gerriet Ohls,, both
for Think Services Game Group, +49-(0)-251-7481123; or Brian Rubin of fortyseven
communications, +1-212-391-4707,, for Think Services Game
Group; Ben Veechai, +1-415-947-6280,, or GDC EUROPE,
Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development, +49-(0)-171-1288898,, both of Think Services Game Group