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Attend GDC 2017 and learn the value of 'less is more' from a Mini Metro dev  
by Staff [01.27.17]
At GDC 2017, Dinosaur Polo Club's Jamie Churchman will look at the successes and failures of visual design in the strikingly austere Mini Metro -- and what fellow game makers can learn from them.
Indie, Art, Design, GDC

Catch devs on Pokemon Go, Vainglory and more speaking at GDC 2017's Mobile Summit!  
by Staff [01.26.17]
With GDC 2017 drawing nigh, organizers share details on some great talks at the GDC Mobile Summit from developers working on Pokemon Go, Vainglory, and more!
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC State of the Industry: Crunch sucks, content is king 2
by Staff [01.26.17]
We round out our dive into the survey findings by sharing developers' responses to one of the survey's most open-ended questions: "Is there anything else you'd like to say about the game industry?"
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Come to GDC 2017 and see speakers confront their old game dev advice  
by Staff [01.26.17]
At GDC 2017 experienced devs Liz England, Rami Ismail, Lisa Brown, and Daniel Cook will come face-to-face with game dev advice they adamantly stood by several years ago but consider bad ideas today.
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Here's the lineup of playable games at Day of the Devs during GDC 2017!  
by Staff [01.25.17]
From Nidhogg 2 to Pyre to Knights and Bikes, here are ten great games that will be playable (often alongside their devs, who are fully chatable) in the Day of the Devs space at GDC 2017!
Indie, GDC

At GDC 2017, get engineering insights from folks who used animation to bring a toy robot to life  
by Staff [01.25.17]
At GDC 2017 Anki engineers will explain how, in animating the real-life robot Cozmo, Anki used real-world physics so there was no "cheating" -- and they had to adjust their process accordingly.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Production, GDC

Don't miss the 50+ sessions on VR taking place at GDC 2017  
by Staff [01.24.17]
GDC organizers want to quickly remind you about the bumper crop of sessions focused on VR games and tech that are taking place at GDC 2017 and thus still accessible to most GDC passholders.
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Attend GDC 2017 and learn how HBO brought Westworld to VR!  
by Staff [01.24.17]
At GDC 2017, HBO's Colin Foran will deliver a talk about creating "Westworld: A Delos Experience", a room-scale VR installation that tells stories in the same world as the popular HBO show.
VR, Design, Production, GDC

GDC State of the Industry: Devs explain why their confidence in eSports is rising 1
by Staff [01.23.17]
Today, the folks at GDC dive even deeper into the 2017 State of the Industry survey results and surface some of the intriguing written responses respondents gave about the state of eSports in 2017.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get a sneak peek of GDC 2017 with these speaker interviews and pitches!  
by Staff [01.23.17]
With GDC 2017 right around the corner, conference organizers want to make sure you have an opportunity to learn more about some of the event's great talks -- direct from the speakers themselves!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Cast your votes for the 2017 IGF and Game Developers Choice Audience Awards!  
by Staff [01.23.17]
Cast your votes now for both the Game Developers Choice Audience Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award -- you have until voting closes next Tuesday, January 31st at 11:59 PM PT!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC, IGF

At GDC 2017, see how Civ VI devs handled making a new game in a beloved series  
by Staff [01.23.17]
At GDC 2017 the lead designer of Civilization VI, Ed Beach, is giving about the pressures of making the latest entry in a beloved franchise. Don't miss it!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Learn from devs on Cuphead, Overwatch and more at GDC 2017's Animation Bootcamp  
by Staff [01.20.17]
Artists and animators, take note: GDC 2017 organizers remind you to check out all the great talks taking place during the day-long Animation Bootcamp that helps kick off next month's conference.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, GDC

Go behind the scenes of Hyper Light Drifter's development at GDC 2017!  
by Staff [01.20.17]
At GDC 2017 Hyper Light Drifter devs Alex Preston and Teddy Diefenbach will take you deep behind the journey of creating their indie success, from the design to the nitty-gritty business end.
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Tim Sweeney to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2017  
by Staff [01.20.17]
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Catch cutting-edge sponsored sessions from AMD, Intel, Nvidia and more at GDC 2017  
by Staff [01.19.17]
Don't miss the great sponsored sessions at GDC 2017 -- everyone from Nvidia to Intel will be there talking about cutting-edge game tech like deep learning AI, DX12 multi-GPU rendering, and more!
VR, Console/PC, Programming, Production, GDC

GDC 2017 announces Narrative Summit poster session winners! 1
by Staff [01.19.17]
Organizers of GDC and the Game Narrative Summit are happy to announce the 2017 Student Narrative Analysis Competition winners, who all receive passes to this year's conference!
Console/PC, Indie, Design, GDC

Hone your storytelling skills at GDC 2017's Game Narrative Summit!  
by Staff [01.19.17]
With GDC 2017 drawing nigh, organizers highlight some great Game Narrative Summit talks on everything from writing Final Fantasy XV to crafting great, memorable characters.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, GDC

Here are the exhibitors for GDC 2017's all-new GDC Retro Play showcase! 1
by Staff [01.18.17]
From the 3DO Game Showcase to MAGFest to The Video Game History Foundation, here are the exhibitors at GDC 2017's all new GDC Retro Play interative space, a haven for all things retro games!
Console/PC, GDC

See Final Fantasy XV's selfie system deconstructed at GDC 2017!  
by Staff [01.18.17]
As GDC 2017 draws nigh, organizers want to make sure you don't miss out on one of the more intriguing talks of the show -- about the auto-generated selfies in Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC