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Steam Dev Days: Valve announces its own developer conference
Steam Dev Days: Valve announces its own developer conference
October 10, 2013 | By Mike Rose

October 10, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Valve is holding its own game developer conference in January, as a way for developers and studios to meet the Valve team, and participate in roundtable discussions and attend lectures.

Steam Dev Days will run from January 15-16, 2014, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, and will give developers access to the Steam team, test-drive SteamOS, and prototype Steam Machines and Steam Controllers.

Notably, this is an "off the record" event for developers only, as Valve says that it is looking to create a relaxed environment in which studios can share designs and industry expertise.

Apart from discussing what Valve is currently up to, the various lectures will also delve into a wide range of topics, from game economies to VR, Linux/OpenGL and user-generated content. A full list of the sessions, speakers and schedules is due to be released soon.

Registration appears rather limited. Those developers who want to attend must first receive a registration code in their email, which will then allow them to register for a pass at the conference for $95.

All the information on the conference can be found on the official website.


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Kaitlyn Kaid
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I'm excited to see game economies making the list of topics, it's so rare to see anything on the subject let alone having it get top billing.

Aryadi Subagio
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I don't understand why Valve decided to make the registration limited. Isn't it best to invite as many developers as possible?

Edison Henrique andreassy
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Sometimes, less is more.

Kaitlyn Kaid
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likely space limits.

Patrick Mullen
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It sounds like they might also be courting specific devs to encourage support for steamOS/steambox.

Troy Walker
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for control?.. pretty obvious don't you think.. they don't want everyone flooding the gates with their impressions, it would just make decision making more difficult.

Dennis Thisner
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Sounds great! Valve is really taking more and more of the Gaming space, they are someone to count on in the future gaming, they are showing that they will stay and are really expanding!

Michael Joseph
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If it's "off the record" I assume this means nothing gets reported to the outside world? First rule of fight club... but there will probably be anonymous leaks.


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