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Don't forget to take the GDC 2021 State of the Industry Survey  
by Staff [03.05.21]
Game Developers Conference has extended the deadline to take part in the GDC21 State of the Industry Survey.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Walk through the history of game development tools at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.05.21]
Dive into the history of gamemaking tools at GDC Showcase with veteran tool designer David Lightbown.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

Meet Jess Brohard, the official host of GDC Showcase!  
by Staff [03.04.21]
We're pleased to announce that the talented Jess Brohard is joining us as the official host of GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get to know Swapcard, the platform powering GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.03.21]
Take a closer look at Swapcard, the platform used for hosting GDC Showcase later this month!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Quiz Sucker Punch co-founder Brian Fleming about Ghost of Tsushima at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.03.21]
Sucker Punch co-founder and Ghost of Tsushima producer Brian Fleming will be doing an Ask-Me-Anything session at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Learn about Obsidian's storytelling process from Carrie Patel at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [02.25.21]
Obsidian Entertainment narrative designer and game director Carrie Patel is doing an AMA session at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Introducing GDC Showcase's Platinum Sponsors: Connect to your audience with the power of Facebook 2
by Staff [02.24.21]
Check out the great content that Facebook is offering for developers at GDC Showcase.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ creative director is answering your questions at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [02.23.21]
Get your questions in front of Brian Horton, creative director of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Grow your UX knowledge in Celia Hodent's GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [02.23.21]
Register today for Celia Hodent's GDC Masterclass on the psychology of the human brain!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Introducing GDC Showcase's Platinum Sponsors: Bring your vision to life with Unity  
by Staff [02.19.21]
Check out what GDC Showcase Platinum Sponsor Unity has to offer at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, GDC

A new approach to 2021 with a family of GDC events and more!  
by Katie Stern [02.18.21]
GDC GM Katie Stern updates the community on what to expect from the team in 2021.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Introducing GDC Showcase’s Platinum Sponsors: Intel arrives with excellent content  
by Staff [02.17.21]
GDC Platinum Sponsor Intel is hosting off several free sessions during GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Programming, GDC

Broaden your grasp of level design in Chris Totten’s GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [02.16.21]
Christopher Totten wants to help you expand your level design skills in his upcoming GDC Masterclass course.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Improve your game’s matchmaking services in Josh Menke’s GDC Masterclass course  
by Staff [02.11.21]
343 Industries' Josh Menke is teaching a course about online matchmaking at GDC Masterclass!
Console/PC, Programming, GDC

IGF 2021 accepts over 500 excellent entries!  
by Staff [02.10.21]
The organizers are pleased to announce that over 500 truly excellent games are up for consideration at the 2021 Independent Games Festival.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The GDC Podcast is going live at GDC Showcase!  
by Staff [02.09.21]
Watch a live recording of the GDC Podcast with Mohawk Games' Soren & Layla Johnson at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get certified in Agile Leadership in this GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [02.09.21]
Get certified in Agile Leadership at GDC Masterclass in March!
Console/PC, Production, GDC

Polish your pitch in Jason Della Rocca’s GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [02.04.21]
Jason Della Rocca's GDC Masterclass is your chance to improve your pitching prowess. Sign up now before all seats are gone!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

There’s a lot for artists in the GDC Showcase Discussion Sessions  
by Staff [02.02.21]
Game artists, check out three (free!) GDC Showcase Discussion Sessions you won't want to miss out on next month.
Console/PC, Art, GDC

The IGF 2021 deadline for submissions is today!  
by Staff [02.01.21]
Today is the last day to submit your game to the 2021 Independent Games Festival!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Catch up with three great game designers at GDC Showcase’s Discussion Sessions  
by Staff [01.28.21]
Three talented game designers will be discussing their GDC talks with you at GDC showcase. Find out more!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Pick up best practices for Agile adoption in Clinton Keith's GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [01.28.21]
You can now register for Clinton Keith's top-rated GDC Masterclass on best practices for Agile methodology.
Console/PC, Production, GDC

Pitch your talks for GDC 2021’s Summits, VRDC, and Game Career Seminar!  
by Staff [01.25.21]
Submissions are now open for GDC 2021's Summits, VRDC, and Game Career Seminar!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Here's what to expect from GDC Showcase  
by Staff [01.21.21]
Here's a quick breakdown of what kind of talks and sessions you can expect at GDC Showcase in March.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

New Masterclass addition: Susan O'Connor's narrative design course returns!  
by Staff [01.21.21]
Susan O'Connor returns with another GDC Masterclass session for narrative designers! Register now before seats are all gone.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

You can now register for the free virtual GDC Showcase event in March  
by Staff [01.19.21]
Registration is how open for GDC Showcase taking place March 15-19. It's free!
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC 2021's Core Concepts submissions are closing today  
by Staff [01.11.21]
Today is the last day to submit your talk for GDC 2021's Core Concepts section. Get your submissions in before time runs out!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

5 GDC talks you can watch over the holiday break  
by Staff [12.23.20]
Want to get in some game development education over the holidays? Here are five talks that will help you make better games going into 2021.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The IGF 2021 call for judges is now open!  
by Staff [12.21.20]
Developers, journalists, academics, now is the time to join the 2021 IGF Awards as an official Judge! Submit your application today.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Deadline for GDC Core Concepts talk submissions extended to Jan. 11th  
by Staff [12.17.20]
Good news game developers! The deadline for submitting a GDC 2021 Core Concepts talk has been extended to January 11th.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Reminder: Submissions for 2021 GDC Core Concepts talks close Wednesday night  
by Bryant Francis [12.14.20]
The deadline for GDC 2021 talk submissions is December 16th at 11:59PM PST. Submit your talk before time runs out!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The 2021 Independent Games Festival submissions are now open  
by Staff [12.07.20]
Submissions are now open for the 2021 IGF Awards.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

IGF 2021 Update: Submissions will open next week  
by Staff [11.30.20]
Submissions for the 23rd annual Independent Games Festival will begin on December 7th.
Console/PC, Design, GDC, IGF

Only six days left to register for GDC Masterclass!  
by Staff [11.24.20]
You only have six days left to sign up for the first-ever GDC Masterclass program. Register now before time runs out!
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC Masterclass instructor Jason Della Rocca has some pitching advice for you  
by Staff [11.18.20]
Get some pitching advice in advance of Jason Della Rocca's GDC Masterclass.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Submissions are now open for GDC 2021 Core Concepts talks  
by Staff [11.17.20]
Talk submissions for GDC 2021 have begun! Submit your talk now to be considered for GDC's Core Concepts presentations.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Here's a short lesson from Susan O'Connor's GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [11.11.20]
Game writer and UT Austin instructor Susan O'Connor offers a quick lesson in good narrative design from her upcoming GDC Masterclass.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Excel at the art of the pitch in Jason Della Rocca's GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [10.28.20]
Entrepreneur and investor Jason Della Rocca is teaching the art of the pitch in his GDC Masterclass. Register now!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Register now for the first-ever GDC Masterclass program  
by Staff [10.14.20]
Explore new opportunities to sharpen your skills with GDC's new Masterclass program.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video: Game art remastered - From Crash, to Kerrigan, to Corley Motors  
by Staff [10.09.20]
In this 2018 GDC panel, Yujin Kiem, Cory Turner & Brian Sousa share their insights, experiences, and eventual success of remastering Crash Bandicoot, StarCraft, and Full Throttle.
Art, Video, Vault, GDC

Data-driven indie secrets with No More Robots' Mike Rose - GDC Podcast ep 13  
by Kris Graft [09.24.20]
Mike Rose, founder of Descenders and Hypnospace Outlaw publisher No More Robots talks about his approach to data-driven indie marketing and publishing, and what he looks for when signing new games.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Podcast, GDC

Accessibility in games with AbleGamers' Greg Haynes - GDC Podcast ep. 12  
by Kris Graft [08.27.20]
For Greg Haynes, lead game user researcher at the AbleGamers charity, video games provide experiences that should be available to all people—and that means making them more accessible to people with a wide range of abilities.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Podcast, GDC

GDC reveals upcoming virtual program, 2021 event lineup 1
by Staff [08.12.20]
Game Developers Conference 2021 will be a hybrid physical/virtual event taking place online and at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in July next year.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

How to usher more women into leadership roles within the game industry  
by Kris Graft [08.10.20]
At GDC Summer last week, Victoria Setian, sr. producer at Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios, described a three-pronged approach to cultivating female talent, particularly within triple-A studios.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC

How to better design your game communities for kindness  
by Alex Wawro [08.07.20]
At GDC Summer this week Kitfox comms director Victoria Chan offered up five rules for being a better community manager and five steps you can take to build kinder, cozier communities.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Leveraging physical animation to sell Force powers in Jedi: Fallen Order 1
by Chris Kerr [08.07.20]
Every Star Wars fan has dreamed of being a Jedi. But what is it about becoming a monk-like guardian of peace and justice that's so damn appealing? It's force powers. The answer is always force powers.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, GDC

Inside the twisting, turning development of Hardspace: Shipbreaker 1
by Alex Wawro [08.06.20]
At GDC Summer Blackbird Interactive’s Rory McGuire and Elliot Hudson reveal how the studio came up with a great original game idea and, through some hard pivots, turned it into Hardspace: Shipbreaker.
Indie, Production, GDC

Using procedural destruction to unleash chaos in Control  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.20]
Explaining how Control's procedural destruction system was developed during a GDC Summer talk, Remedy's principle VFX artist Johannes Richter said the process began with understanding 'granularity.' 
Console/PC, Production, GDC

Five tips for making better loot experiences in games 2
by Bryant Francis [08.06.20]
In tabletop games, the art of collation determines how players receive randomized items when buying blind-item packs. According to designer Eric Engelhard, those systems can work in video games too.
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Using emotion to drive social play in Sky: Children of the Light  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.20]
Thatgamecompany 'feel engineer' John Hughes explains how emotion drives the social play at the core of Sky: Children of the Light. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, GDC