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|Session Name:||EGDF in GDCE 2011|
|Speaker(s):||Malte Behrmann, Andreas Gerber, Felix Roeken, Anne-Marie Sassen|
|Company Name(s):||European Games Developer Federation, Xaitment, Havok, European Commission, Brussels|
|Track / Format:||Production|
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The development of computer games uses increasingly specific middleware technologies, as developers are less and less willing to reinvent the wheel. New opportunities bring new challenges along and change patterns and possibilities for developers. The panel discussion on GDCE 2011 covers the question how standardization policies can have a real impact and improve the current fragmented situation. Europe is more and more the home of middleware of global relevance. Different aspects of the value chain are represented and the healthy competition shows also the commercial relevance. Europe is however also confronted by de facto standards from outside. The innovative pace of the industry makes a slow standardization process difficult and needs careful regulation that is open for innovative and new developments. This event is supported by the NEM initiative.