Category: Conference News

Conferences are geared more toward industry professionals. They may have expo halls, but the bulk of the event consists of speakers, meeting rooms, roundtables, and other discussion platforms.

A Short Hike Wins the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 22nd Annual Independent Games Festival Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO – March 18, 2020 – Adam Robinson-Yu’s A Short Hike won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 22nd annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards tonight. Originally scheduled to take place during the now-postponed Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the IGF Awards ceremony was reformatted as a […]

Untitled Goose Game Sneaks Away with the Win for Game of the Year at the 20th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO – March 18, 2020 – House House’s runaway viral sensation, Untitled Goose Game, was honored by the game development community with the prize of Game of the Year at tonight’s 20th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony. Originally scheduled to take place during the now-postponed GDC, the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony […]

Game Industry Offers Support and Alternatives After GDC 2020 Postponement

Most likely you’ve seen the widely publicized news that one of the most influential events in game development, this Game Developers Conference (GDC 2020), the organizers say, will be postponed to sometime this summer. About 29,000 attendees were expected in San Francisco this mid-March, before several significant sponsors like Amazon, Facebook,and Electronic Arts, as well […]

The Novel Coronavirus, Game Events, and You

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In a matter of a couple months, the impact of the hugely-publicized coronavirus outbreak has reached far beyond its origins in Wuhan, China late last year. The coronavirus (named as the “novel coronavirus” or 2019 n-CoV) has created an outsize impact, even greater than the higher-impact, more deadly seasonal flu. Still, as this virulent coronavirus […]

Game Developers Conference’s 2020 State of the Game Industry Survey Shows Rising Interest in Next Generation Platforms, Renewed Faith in VR Among Game Makers

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San Francisco – January 24, 2020 – The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the eighth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the game industry ahead of GDC 2020 in March. With responses from nearly 4,000 participating game developers, the survey reflects current sentiment among game makers on a […]