SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) -  Today, Mochi Media announced the speakers and sessions for the second annual Flash Gaming Summit, to be held March 8 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. The conference aims to bring together the best and brightest developers, designers and companies in the Flash gaming industry to share ideas and have in-depth discussions about new innovations and trends in online gaming. This year's premier sponsor is Adobe, and other sponsors include platinum sponsors and Palm, Kongregate, Zynga and RockYou.

The conference will also feature the second annual "The Mochis" Flash game awards show recognizing the best Flash games of 2009. Thirty finalists were chosen from hundreds of nominees in a variety of categories such as Best Indie Game, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Strategy Game. Winners will be determined by a panel of expert judges comprised of Eric Eldon (Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games), Dean Takahashi (Venturebeat), Jessica Tams (Casual Games Association), Alexander Shen (Mochi Media) and Jim Greer (Kongregate), and announced at the conference. A complete list of The Mochis finalists can be found at:

"The growth we've seen in the Flash gaming industry over the last couple of years has been incredible," said Jameson Hsu, CEO of Mochi Media. "With the introduction of virtual currency, social tools and the always-growing creativity of game developers, 2010 is going to be an exciting year and a great look in to the future of Flash games."

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mat & Jon Annal, Nitrome
  • Atul Bagga, ThinkEquity
  • Nicolas Cannasse, Motion Twin
  • Sana Choudary, Traffichoney
  • John Cooney, Armor Games
  • Sean Cooper,
  • Seb Delisle, Plug-In Media
  • Renaun Erickson, Adobe
  • Tim Fowers, Gabob, LLC
  • Ben Garney, Pushbutton Engine
  • Jim Greer, Kongregate
  • Chris Hughes,
  • Jameson Hsu, Mochi Media
  • Daniel James, Three Rings
  • Lars Jornow,
  • Greg McClanahan, Kongregate
  • Andy Moore, inXile Entertainment
  • Colin Northway, Fantastic Contraption
  • Adam Saltsman, Semi Secret Software
  • William Stallwood, Cipher Prime
  • Robin Yang, Candystand
  • Tian Sian Yue, Rocketbirds

The conference agenda is as follows:

Robertson Auditorium
8:30 a.m -- Keynote
9:00 a.m -- 4 Keys to a Successful Social Game That All Game Developers Should Know
10:00 a.m. -- Discussion on Monetizing Flash Games through Virtual Goods Model
11:00 a.m. -- Adobe Tools and Services for Flash Games
1:30 p.m. -- Award Show
2:00 p.m. -- Monetizing Your Game Outside of Sponsorship
3:00 p.m. -- Everything About Sponsorship & Licensing
4:30 p.m -- Turbulence Ahead: The Ups and Downs of Getting a Premium Flash Game to Succeed
Fisher Lunchroom
9:00 a.m. -- Canabalt: Behind the Skyline
9:30 a.m. -- From Bedroom to Medium Sized Office... The Nitrome Story
10:00 a.m. -- PushButton Engine 101
2:00 p.m. -- Flash Games Invade the 3rd Dimension! Papervision 3D
3:00 p.m. -- haXe Talk
4:30 p.m. -- Boxhead (unreleased) Deconstruction: From Fast AI to Graphics Engine to Pipelines

To register for Flash Gaming Summit, please visit:

About Flash Gaming Summit
Flash Gaming Summit is a conference focused on fostering the growth and success of the Flash games community. It was established to bring together industry leaders to share industry insights and strategies around game development and the business of making games. Flash Gaming Summit is organized by Mochi Media.

About Mochi Media
Mochi Media is the world's largest browser-based games network, with more than 140 million monthly active users and 15,000 games on nearly 40,000 publisher websites. Mochi Media's game development products and services enable developers to track usage analytics, distribute their games to thousands of websites, and monetize global gameplays via micro-transactions and in-game advertising. The company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME).

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