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Updates » GDC
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Striker Air Hockey  
by Joel Couture [02.16.18]
Striker Air Hockey makes use of a table sized-touch screen to do things no other air hockey game could do, creating unique effects and changing up how the game works on the fly.
Indie, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Attend GDC 2018 for a behind-the-scenes look at Shadow of War's Nemesis system!  
by Staff [02.16.18]
Come to GDC 2018 to see this great talk from Monolith about the design of the Nemesis system in the Middle-earth games -- and how you can create characters that evoke strong emotions in players!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Here's a taste of the games you'll see at the GDC 2018 Experimental Gameplay Workshop!  
by Staff [02.15.18]
With weeks to go until GDC 2018, organizers share a preview of the offbeat projects you'll see at the Experimental Gameplay Workshop -- including Noita Goose Game, and more!
Indie, GDC

Catch a UX postmortem of Halo Wars 2 at GDC 2018  
by Staff [02.15.18]
Come to GDC 2018 and see 343 Industries' Max Szlagor will review the trade-offs and successes of designing great RTS controls and experiences for two very different platform audiences (console and PC)!
Console/PC, Art, Audio, Design, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Mark Wars  
by Joel Couture [02.14.18]
Mark Wars will have players drawing lines with markers in order to guide their ever-moving robot to a goal before their opponent can.
Indie, Video, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Enjoy this Valentine's Day-themed look at a few great GDC 2018 talks!  
by Staff [02.14.18]
Don't miss these great talks taking place at GDC 2018 next month which tackle the tricky topics of how to handle love, lust, and friendship in the games you make.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, GDC

Director Yoko Taro to discuss the making of Nier: Automata at GDC 2018  
by Staff [02.14.18]
His talk with PlatinumGames' Takahisa Taura, "A Fun Time in Which Some No-Good Game Developers May or May Not Discuss 'How we made NieR:Automata'", promises to be fascinating and/or entertaining. 
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Here are the charming indie games you'll play at the GDC 2018 Mild Rumpus  
by Staff [02.13.18]
Warm and welcoming indie game collective Wild Rumpus returns to GDC 2018 with games like Nour, Hypnospace Outlaw, Palmystery and more!
Indie, GDC

Come hone your skills at the GDC 2018 Community Management Summit  
by Staff [02.13.18]
Come to the Community Management Summit at GDC 2018 for a ton of great talks from experts at Psyonix, King, Blizzard, and many more!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Grave Call  
by Joel Couture [02.12.18]
Grave Call buries a player in a coffin with a smartphone and a low battery, having them communicate clues with a police dispatcher in order to be found in time.
Indie, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Learn to build better eSports at the GDC 2018 eSports Day!  
by Staff [02.12.18]
As you gear up to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, organizers want to make sure you don't overlook some of the great eSports-related content on offer at the show!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Learn to make games for ARKit, straight from Apple, at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [02.09.18]
The GDC 2018 session, presented by Apple, explains how to get started with ARKit using the different tracking and scene understanding capabilities as well integration into rendering/game engines.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, GDC

Study the AI and 'Freak-O-System' of Sony's Days Gone at GDC 2018  
by Staff [02.08.18]
At GDC 2018 Sony Bend will dig into the AI and gameplay components used to create the dynamic and interactive open world of Days Gone, as well as their unique "Freak-O-System" AI management tech.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

Here are the films you'll see at the inaugural GDC Film Festival!  
by Staff [02.08.18]
GDC organizers share a sneak peek at the documentaries that have been selected to appear in the inaugural GDC Film Festival during GDC 2018 next month!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Disco is Dead!  
by Joel Couture [02.07.18]
Zombies are on the prowl and a only pair of snarky buddy cops with a mean slap, fueled by the player literally slapping a head, can stop them in Disco is Dead!.
Indie, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Come to GDC 2018 for an inside look at ILMxLAB's location-based VR!  
by Staff [02.07.18]
At GDC 2018, experts from ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm will show you how they designed and built custom high-end multi-GPU systems to render Star Wars movie-quality experiences in location-based VR!
VR, Design, GDC

Learn from top game artists and directors at the GDC 2018 Art Direction Bootcamp!  
by Staff [02.07.18]
GDC 2018 organizers share a preview of the informative and intriguing sessions taking place during the day-long Art Direction Bootcamp which will help kick off the conference next month.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Production, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Yo, Bartender 1
by Joel Couture [02.06.18]
Yo, Bartender is about mixing drinks, having players pour actual bottles into a joystick glass in order to get just the right concoction for their customers.
Indie, Design, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Kids' prosthetics nonprofit Limbitless receives free GDC Play space at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [02.06.18]
Organizers have donated space in the GDC Play area, where Limbitless will be showcasing some of its prosthetics tech -- and how games are being used to help kids learn to use those prosthetics.
Serious, GDC

Learn to make better, more accessible games at the GDC 2018 UX Summit!  
by Staff [02.06.18]
The 2018 Game Developers Conference is just weeks away, so today organizers want to quickly let you know about some of the great UI/UX design talks taking place during the conference!
Console/PC, Design, GDC