SOURCE: Nextcat.com

December 04, 2007 08:00 ET

Nextcat Launches "Gaming" Community for Video Game Developers

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Nextcat (www.nextcat.com), the leading worldwide professional network for the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of Gaming, created to provide video game industry professionals with a new way to network and advance their careers. Nextcat's new Gaming community supplements its marketplace for professionals across all genres of the arts & entertainment industries.

The new Gaming community through Nextcat will provide professionals in the space with free access to post rich media examples of their work and the opportunity to promote new titles, network, collaborate and look for work opportunities.

"Until now, people in the video game industry haven't had a means by which to efficiently network and seek collaborative opportunities," commented David Silverman, Technical Art Director for Seattle, Washington-based Monolith Productions, Inc. "Nextcat's gaming community is a great solution to bring together the growing number of people in our industry."

Video game sales have boasted triple-digit increases over last year, with many titles finding their way onto "must have" gift lists this holiday season. With worldwide revenues eclipsing even the filmed entertainment business, video gaming shows no sign of slowing down.

With a dedicated focus on providing a professional network for the entertainment industry, Nextcat offers a unique experience for gaming professionals by connecting them to others working in their field -- as well as related fields -- worldwide.

"We realized that many of Nextcat's members are also active participants in video game development with skill sets that overlap," said Richard Viard, co-founder and SVP of Development at Nextcat, Inc. "These areas include musical soundtrack composers, voice-over professionals, actors, novelists, and others, so adding a dedicated gaming area was just a natural extension of our platform."

In addition to its new Gaming community, Nextcat also provides online communities for industries including: Music, Film/TV/Stage, Modeling and Arts & Literature.

About Nextcat.com

Nextcat.com is the leading worldwide professional network for the entertainment industry, with members in 78 countries -- and growing rapidly. Nextcat offers a unique platform for artists and entertainment industry professionals of all fields to connect in a worldwide online community. Nextcat members can create a profile containing their bio, client list, and credits, plus they can upload photos, videos, resumes, and upcoming event calendars, maintain a blog, and ask burning professional questions in Nextcat Forums.

Nextcat.com was launched in fall 2006 by co-founders and Berklee College of Music alums Jeff Pucci and Richard Viard, and is headquartered in Quincy, MA.

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