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24 Mar 2014

GDC Sets Attendance Record with Over 24,000 Game Professionals

The GDC also referred to as the Game Developers Conference happens to be one of the largest and longest running events held for professionals in the gaming industry.  This year’s GDC which was recently held last week in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, has broken the record for most attendees. At the event over 24,000 app developers and game professionals attended the conference.

Due to the conference’s success the next convention is going to take place at the same venue in San Francisco on Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6, 2015. 2015’s GDC will start accepting submissions as early as this summer.

General Manager of the Game Developers Conference, Meggan Scavio commented, “We’ve concluded another successful GDC, thanks to all the volunteers, speakers, indies, students and the team at UBM, who helped to create a friendly, open and safe environment for everyone. It’s our great honor to host an event that honors the history, examines the status of, and projects into the future of the games industry.”

GDC 2014 Flickr Photo Image“The future of gaming is about hardware and software innovations, but more importantly it’s about the people who strive to further their art, who meet with others to examine best practices. These connections are what make GDC grow, and what makes it the ideal venue for professionals learning to advance their craft to make prettier, riskier, louder, quieter, affecting, addictive, fun and enriching gaming experiences.”

At last week’s event attendees were able to connect and have fun with cool exhibits and games. The Videogame History Museum presented “The History of Nintendo,” alt.ctrl.GDC’s exhibit showcased rare control methods used in games, and The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment aka MADE displayed the entire history of Lucasfilm Games for Star War fan aficionados. There was also an Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase at GDC that featured the latest indie titles. Production company iam8bit conducted a trivia completion called “You’ve Got Game Show!” that attendees could participate in as well.

Over the next few weeks additional information, materials, and photo galleries from the event is available on their website.

(Source: Gamasutra)


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