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GDC Play returns as a unique opportunity for emerging developers to showcase their games to fellow GDC attendees.

Please note: the information below refers to GDC 2014.

Showcase Games

Inspired by the success of the Independent Games Festival Pavilion at GDC, the new initiative will include space in special Pavilions themed around emerging game markets. GDC Play allows exhibitors to display their games to key distributors, publishers, press and investors visiting the conference. GDC Play Pavilions for social & online, smartphone & tablet, and independent games will all be located within a dedicated room and include a networking lounge with seating areas for more in-depth meetings.

When signing up for GDC Play, which is open to a range of emerging developers showcasing playable games, game creators will be given a standalone tabletop with a monitor, keyboard, speakers and Internet connection, as applicable. This makes it an incredibly simple, low-cost opportunity to exhibit titles to prospective business partners, investors and the press.

Best in Play

Returning this year, Best in Play is a showcase of GDC Play's finest games. All GDC Play exhibitors will be judged on their in-development or complete games by a panel of veteran GDC organizers and Gamasutra editors. Eight participating games will be selected and announced as 'Best in Play' winners prior to GDC. Winners will be announced mid-February and they will receive two All-Access passes to GDC 2015. Special 'Best in Play' designations will be attached to the honorees' GDC Play tabletops at GDC 2014, where their games will be playable to all GDC attendees.

GDC Business Matchmaking

GDC Play participants have access to the official GDC Business Matchmaking software--the catalyst for business at GDC. Request and receive meetings from major publishers, All Access Pass holders and exhibitors attending the event.

Register or request a meeting here.

A sample of organizations you can schedule meetings with via GDC's Matchmaking Software...

Over 70 Publishers, Investors, and Agents including:
6waves, Activision/Blizzard, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Tapjoy, Umbra

Over 300 GDC Exhibitors and sponsors including:
Google, Tencent, Crytek, Digital River, PlaySpan, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Valve, WB Games, Sony

See the full exhibitor list.

Largest number of International Governments and Organizations exhibiting at GDC and GDC Play, including:
Belgian Trade Commission
Game Point International
Government of British Columbia
Keywords International
KOCCA
Koelnmesse GmbH
Nova Scotia, Canada
PromPeru
Scottish Development International
Shanghai Kena Information Technology
The Swiss Arts Council

GDC Play

GDC 2014
March 17 - March 21, 2014
GDC Play Days:
Wednesday, March 19: 10am - 6pm
Thursday, March 20: 10am - 6pm
Friday, March 21: 10am - 3pm
North Hall, Lower Level, Moscone Convention Center
GDC Play Sponsorship Opportunities
R Vallin
Sales Contact
Brenner Fuller
GDC Play International, Government Pavilions, U.S. East Coast & Mid-West
P: 603.746.3057
brenner.fuller@ubm.com