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Updates » GDC
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Too Many Captains  
by Joel Couture [02.01.18]
Too Many Captains (And Not Enough Wire) will involve a lot of wire-swapping (and communication between friends) to safely pilot a starship through dangerous territory.
Indie, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Catch cutting-edge sponsored sessions from Improbable, Apple and more at GDC 2018  
by Staff [02.01.18]
Don't miss the great sponsored sessions at GDC 2018 -- companies like Apple and Improbable are sponsoring intriguing talks on everything from augmented reality to the future of massive online games!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

At GDC 2018, get a postmortem look at the Rocket League language ban  
by Staff [02.01.18]
Come to GDC 2018 and hear, direct from Psyonix, how the language ban in its popular cross-platform car soccer game was designed, how it works, and what impact it had on the Rocket League community.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Lemonade  
by Joel Couture [01.31.18]
When life gives players lemons, they can grab onto a pair of pipe controllers and work together to blast them out of existence with Lemonade.
Indie, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

GDC State of the Industry: HTC Vive remains the most popular target for VR devs 1
by Staff [01.31.18]
There are a number of notable findings from this year's survey of ~4,000 game makers, including a clear indication of which platform is winning the lion's share of favor among devs making VR games.
VR, Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Level up your skills at the GDC 2018 Technical Artist Bootcamp!  
by Staff [01.31.18]
The GDC 2018 Technical Artist Bootcamp is shaping up to be a fantastic day-long learning opportunity, with expert sessions that offer deep dives into different facets of art & tech in game production.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Production, GDC

Make games smarter: Attend the GDC 2018 AI Summit!  
by Staff [01.30.18]
From Days Gone to neural networks to the robot AI of Horizon Zero Dawn, the GDC 2018 AI Summit is shaping up to be a smorgasbord of cool AI-focused game dev talks!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Doors to the City  
by Joel Couture [01.30.18]
With a modified Tech Deck, players will take to spherical cities to do tricks in Doors to the City, feeling some of the powerful love and connection its creator has with the city they call home.
Indie, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Tim Schafer, Rami Ismail to be honored at the 2018 GDC Awards! 2
by Staff [01.30.18]
The duo will be accepting, respectively, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and Ambassador Award at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards during GDC 2018!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

GDC State of the Industry: Under 25% of devs will have a publisher on their next game  
by Staff [01.29.18]
Today we highlight another notable finding from this year's survey of nearly 4,000 game industry professionals: the fact that over 75% said they weren't working with a publisher on their next game.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

PSA: 2 days left to register early for GDC 2018 at a discounted rate!  
by Staff [01.29.18]
With just over 48 hours to go before early registration for Game Developers Conference 2018 ends Wednesday, January 31st at 11:59 PM Pacific, now's the time register at a discounted rate!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

At GDC 2018, see how Valve uses deep learning to fight cheating in CS:GO! 1
by Staff [01.29.18]
Fittingly titled "Robocalypse Now: Using Deep Learning to Combat Cheating in 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive'", Valve's GDC 2018 talk will show you how and why deep learning AI helps stop cheating.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

Make sure to take advantage of Business Matchmaking at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [01.26.18]
GDC 2018 is just two months away, which means now is the ideal time for registered attendees to schedule meetings using the conference's powerful GDC Connect business matchmaking tool!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come see GDC Play devs hone their pitching skills at GDC Pitch 2018!  
by Staff [01.26.18]
If you're coming to GDC 2018 don't miss your chance to participate in GDC Pitch, a special event designed to help select participants practice their pitching skills -- in front of a live audience!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

See how AI drives the boys of Final Fantasy XV at GDC 2018  
by Staff [01.26.18]
GDC 2018 is shaping up to be chock-a-block with great talks, so organizers want to make sure you don't miss this talk from Square Enix about the AI driving the Very Good Boys of Final Fantasy XV!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

PSA: GDC 2018 attendees, book your travel and accommodations!  
by Staff [01.25.18]
If you're planning on attending GDC 2018 in March, book your travel and accommodations sooner rather than later -- you can access discounted rates via the GDC Travel hub!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Here's a look at what you'll find in GDC 2018's Retro Play showcase!  
by Staff [01.25.18]
Here's an early look at what to expect from the exhibitors showcasing classic games and hardware at GDC Retro Play, the interactive space at GDC 2018 dedicated to video game history!
Console/PC, Design, History, GDC

Splatoon 2 and Arms devs will be speaking at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [01.25.18]
These two GDC 2018 talks from Nintendo promise fresh insight into the design and development of Arms and Splatoon 2, which together were something of a one-two punch for the Switch last summer!
Console/PC, Design, Production, GDC

GDC State of the Industry: Dev interest in Nintendo Switch up, VR interest down 2
by Staff [01.24.18]
The 2018 Game Developers Conference survey of nearly 4,000 devs brings many findings, most notably that devs are embracing the Nintendo Switch -- and "loot box" monetization methods.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC 2018 Animation Bootcamp welcomes talks on Shadow of War, Horizon, and more!  
by Staff [01.23.18]
At GDC 2018 the Animation Bootcamp kicks off on Monday with a series of great talks aimed at exploring new frontiers in game animation, touching on everything from Shadow of War to Horizon Zero Dawn!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, GDC