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Independent-Games-Festival-2020-now-accepting-submissions

Independent Games Festival 2020 now accepting submissions


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by

Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020, are now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, and panels for the Core Concepts part of the event, taking place from Wednesday through Friday of the GDC week. Proposals will be open from now until Thursday, August 15th at 11:59 PM PT. GDC 2020 marks the 34th edition of the con...


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Unity 2019.1 gets over 300 improvements


Thursday, April 18, 2019 by

Fresh off the heels of a successful and exciting (as always) Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019), Unity Technologies launch Unity 2019.1. Unity 2019.1 includes almost 300 new features and improvements, including powerful, production-ready versions of the Lightweight Render Pipeline, the Burst Compiler, and the Shader Graph, which is helping creators and teams of all s...


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The Game of the Year winner is God of War announced at GDC 19


Friday, March 22, 2019 by

Sony Santa Monica & Sony Interactive Entertainment’s epic reimagining of the intense action/adventure series, God of War, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at the 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Sony’s God of War tel...


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What's happening at GDC 2019


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by

The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicks off with its 33rd edition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. This year, the GDC will again feature a roster of more than a thousand esteemed speakers across a week of lectures, tutorials, roundtable discussions, and networking events. This year adds a new showcase presentation in the form of th...


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Ahead of GDC 2019, Google drops new app advertising solutions


Monday, March 18, 2019 by

Google has announced new mobile app advertising solutions ahead of the Game Developers Conference 2019. The new tools aim to help developers carve out better revenue and build a better app business, especially those developers making games. There are new tools in most sections of the software lifecycle, including pre-launch, launch, and even post-launch. ...


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Gaming industry trends released ahead of GDC 2019


Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by

The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the seventh annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the game industry ahead of GDC 2019 in March. The survey compiles responses from nearly 4,000 game developers and reflects that nearly half of game developers support game industry unionization, as well as uncertainty around Steam...


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Independent Games Festival finalists and ceremony at GDC 2019


Friday, January 4, 2019 by

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has revealed the finalists for its 21st annual awards ceremony. The IGF Awards will take place March 20th, 2019 at 6.30pm PT during the Game Developers Conference 2019, and will be hosted by Meg Jayanth, the award-winning writer of 80 Days, the acclaimed globetrotting interactive storytelling game and former IGF Award winner for Exce...


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GDC 2019 adds five new members to the advisory board


Monday, July 30, 2018 by

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 has announced five new additions to the Advisory Board of the upcoming conference, which will help further bolster its Programming, Business & Marketing, Design, and Production & Team Management Tracks. The new additions to its Main Conference Advisory Board span creators & contributors to titles such as the Ratch...


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Game Developers Conference is now accepting submissions


Monday, July 23, 2018 by

UBM Tech Game Network, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019, are accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels and tutorials from now until Thursday, August 16th at 11:59 PM PT. This will be the 33rd edition of GDC, the world’s largest and longest-running event for game developers, and organizers are keen to feature cutting-...


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GDC 2018 breaks attendance records


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...


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The IGF 2018 winning line-up


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by

Infinite Fall’s Night in the Woods took home the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 20th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards. The ceremony took place as part of the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. In addition to the grand prize, Night in the Woods also received top honor...


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GDC 2018 is better than ever


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicked off its 32nd edition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Adding to GDC’s lineup of lectures, tutorials, roundtable discussions and networking events, GDC 2018 will feature the Vision Track, a series of mini-keynotes designed to provoke and inspire, which will be presented by speakers including Supercell’s C...


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Results from the GDC Annual State of the Industry Survey


Thursday, January 25, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the sixth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2018 this March. With responses from nearly 4,000 game developers, this year’s survey results reflect a growing level of developer interest in the Nintendo Switch, with 12% of respondents currently devel...


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What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced


Monday, March 13, 2017 by

The 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded a successful week of networking, learning and inspiration. In total, the conference hosted more than 26,000 professional attendees, 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions, and ...


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Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year goes to..


Friday, March 3, 2017 by

Blizzard Entertainment’s popular and stylish multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at this year's 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Overwatch’s carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned ...


GDC-says-HTC-Vive-outpaces-Oculus-Rift-as-the-most-popular-VR-/-AR-platform

GDC says HTC Vive outpaces Oculus Rift as the most popular VR / AR platform


Thursday, January 12, 2017 by

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the fifth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2017 this February.  Here are some of the many learnings from the survey of more than 4,500 game developers who have attended GDC in the last three years.Game Makers are feeling optim...


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GDC 2016 Industry Survey Shows 16 Percent of Developers Working on VR


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by

Game developers are continuing to embrace the potential of virtual reality (VR) gaming as a recent survey shows that the development of VR titles has more than doubled among surveyed developers with 16 percent currently developing for VR, up from the 7 percent of developers said they were working on VR projects in last year’s survey.The survey, State of the Industry Sur...


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Play Games Player Analytics Are Now Live On The Google Play Developer Console


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Google announced its new Play Games Player Analytics service, a set of free reports to help developers manage their games business and understand in-game player behavior. Now the service has officially been released and is available through the Google Play Developer Console.Developers whose game is integrated with Google Play gam...


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The First Italian Pavilion at This Year's Game Developers Conference


Thursday, March 5, 2015 by

The Italian Ministry of Economic Development, ICE, gathering under the Games in Italy brand, has come to GDC for the first time with a Pavilion, located at Booth 702 in the Expo Area at the South Hall, and includes 12 game studios which will have an opportunity to showcase their production to over 24,000 industry professionals coming from all over the world.Participatin...


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Winners Announced at Game Developers Choice Awards Ceremony


Thursday, March 5, 2015 by

The annual Game Developers Choice Awards winners for 2015 were announced at the Game Developers Conference during an awards ceremony held at the Moscone Center.Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was named Game of the Year and mobile puzzle game Monument Valley won two awards including the Best Visual Art, Innovation and Best Handheld/Mobile Game.The Game Developers Choice A...


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BluBox Games Launches Feed My Alien in Select Territories


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by

BluBox Games and Promineo Studios have announced that the new, original IP Feed My Alien is now available in select areas on the App Store and Google Play.Feed My Alien follows a stranded extraterrestrial, Munchee, as players are treated to a unique new take on the tile-matching games. By finding paths between fixed points on the game board, players will be able to feed...


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Google at GDC 2015 Launches New Tools for Android Development Monetization, Analytics and TV


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by

Google has introduced new tools and features for Android developers at its Developer Day during the Game Developers Conference. The new offerings include analytics for Google Play Games, new advertising options for AdMob and a Nearby Connections API for Android TV. Google has introduced Player Analytics, giving developers access to Android analytics repor...


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A Look Back at Golden Age of Atari at the Game Developers Conference


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by

One of my favorite parts of GDC was a look back at the decidedly old school tech that could be seen, touched and played at the GDC Atari museum exhibit which was set up and sponsored by the Videogame History Museum. As the US and Russia fought a cold war in the 1970’s, the US video game industry was born with the huge commercial success of Pong, which spring boarde...


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Day One at GDC, Sleep Late and Prosper


Monday, March 2, 2015 by

Very excited about my first time to attend the Game Developers Conference. I flew into San Francisco Sunday afternoon so that I would be able to get up bright and early to hit the ground running for GDC the next morning, even signing in early late Sunday afternoon. Had a light dinner and was in bed early, all access press pass clutched in my hand – ready to hit the grou...


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App Developer Event Planning Guide for February and March 2015


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by

If you’re a developer looking for a event to attend the next couple of months, you are in luck! This part of our ongoing series highlighting events focuses on conferences available in February and March. If you want to see our suggestions for the top conferences to attend for 2015, check out the list here.February 2015- DeveloperWeek 2015: As we reported earlier th...


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Warren Robinett, Veteran Programmer To Discuss Creating Adventure At GDC 2015


Monday, January 12, 2015 by

Warren Robinett, the veteran programmer, designer and The Learning Company founder, will discuss his experience developing the landmark Atari 2600 title, Adventure hit game at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015.The implementation of "Adventure" will be discussed at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015, being held March 2-6 at the M...


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App Developer Magazine Definitive Guide to the Top Mobile App Developer Conferences for 2015


Monday, January 5, 2015 by

You would think that we would be able to stop and take a breath as we close out 2014, but noooo; I’ll be on an early Southwest flight to Las Vegas to catch the first three events of the year – ATT Developer’s Conference, AppNation and CES – all the first full week of January 2105. It’s going to be a crazy year for sure!I really haven’t even thought about my conference s...


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Game On! 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Early Registration Opens


Thursday, October 2, 2014 by

2014 is officially going out the door as Christmas items are rolling into stores and events are opening registration for next spring’s renditions. In that spirit the Game Developers Conference (GDC) has announced that discounted attendee registration for the is now open, with the steepest discount in prices for early registration purchases ending January 21, 2015. ...


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Game Development Platform YoYo Games Announces GameMaker Marketplace Xbox One Support


Friday, August 29, 2014 by

YoYo Games has unveiled the GameMaker Marketplace, a one-stop-shop for all of the assets and technology created by developers for developing games with YoYo’s GameMaker: Studio. The GameMaker Marketplace is now in open beta and is available to everyone who has licensed GameMaker: Studio license either through the product itself or from YoYo Games’ web site. Develop...


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Games Developers Conference Opens Calls for Submissions for a Chance to Win $50,000


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by

The 17th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), a festival, summit, and showcase for indie games, has announced the opening of its call for game submissions. The 2015 IGF will be held at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco March 2-6. Entries for the main competition are now being accepted through October 22, 2014. Entries for the Student Showcas...


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Twitch Partners with Gameloft for First Ever Mobile Streaming Experience


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by

Critically-acclaimed Asphalt 8: Airborne to feature fully interactive Twitch broadcasting functionality Twitch has announced that Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first ever mobile game to feature Twitch’s live streaming functionality. Gameloft will demonstrate the game’s broadcasting capabilities during the week of the Game Developers Conference ...


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Game Developers Conference Wrap up: Five Things We Learned


Friday, March 21, 2014 by

As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) comes to a close, what are the big picture thoughts we can take away?1) Console gaming still has legs – A number of new titles from game publishing titans in the industry were rolled out. Sony announced its new Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation4, Microsoft announced DirectX 12 and...


Virtual-Reality-Seems-to-Be-Dominating-the-Game-Developers-Conference-as-Players-Big-and-Small-Launch-Products

Virtual Reality Seems to Be Dominating the Game Developers Conference as Players Big and Small Launch Products


Thursday, March 20, 2014 by

Is the Game Developers Conference turning into Mardis Gras? If you haven’t been to New Orleans for the event (if you were there a couple of weeks ago, you still are probably getting over it) you are missing a spectacle. Each year it seems people are getting more and more outrageous in terms of their attire (that’s putting it mildly).It seems that “anything goes” ac...


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Facebook Flexes Muscles at GDC: Announces Game Developers Reach 375 Million Users Monthly on Its Platform


Thursday, March 20, 2014 by

Facebook is making sure its presence is known at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announcing that across mobile and web, an average of 375 million people play Facebook-connected games each month and that Facebook’s website and mobile apps send an average of 735 million referrals to games every day.If there was any question that game developers and publishers can uti...


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Watch out Unity 5, Epic Fires Back with Unreal Engine 4 $19 Game Developer Deal


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by

We love a good heavyweight battle, and have seen one of the best as Apple and Google have squared off in the mobile battle of the century (at least the beginning of this century).This week, two more heavy hitters are going at it during the Game Developers Conference. Earlier this week, Unity announced a new, upcoming Unity 5 as well as industry partnerships al...