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Connect with game developers throughout the week at GDC. Check out interactive spaces to relax, play games, and meet new people in themed areas for indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, and more.

Day of the Devs by iam8bit and Double Fine

10:00am – 4:00pm

North Hall, Lower Lobby

For six years, Double Fine + iam8bit have been raising a "child" together. From infant to toddler to middle-age (we're talking dev years here!), DAY OF THE DEVS has grown up to be a well-mannered, anthropomorphized, gender neutral gathering of the greatest indie games, devs and players the universe has ever known. The original dream was to help nurture the thriving independent developer scene, providing a showcase that respectfully put the games first - more "festival chill vibes" than "convention floor frantic". The 2018 edition of Day of the Devs at GDC will provide a similar platform for choice favorite upcoming releases, each of which fulfills a robust checklist of fancy adjectives: visual beauty, charming design, poignant voices, and just plain cool games. Indulge at GDC and we promise you'll discover something rad.

GDC Film Festival

 

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Screening Room

The 1st Annual GDC Film Festival will take place at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Screening Room—directly adjacent to the Moscone Center—from Monday, March 19th to Wednesday, March 21st during Game Developers Conference 2018. The inaugural film festival is sponsored by Steam®. See the full schedule here!

Indie MEGABOOTH

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase returns to GDC 2018 with 24 new titles created by independent developers from around the world. The Indie MEGABOOTH organizers proudly foster indie dev communities by creating a global support network to assist independent developers in exhibiting their games at public facing events in North America, Europe and Asia. Working with more than 150 game studios each year, which are frequently featured in industry press and by content creators, Indie MEGABOOTH games and teams are as much creative and innovative as they are fun! Learn more at indiemegabooth.com.

Mild Rumpus by Wild Rumpus

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

Mild Rumpus returns to GDC this 2018. However, due a series of rash avocado-based investment decisions they have been forced out of their usual woodland home and are temporarily camping out in the back garden of their aunt's bungalow. If you should come pay their immaculate astro-turf lawn a visit then nestled between the garden gnomes and watering cans you will find a handpicked selection of the finest alternative videogames and playful digital work.

Whilst visiting you should also pick up your pack of official Mild Rumpus Crayons™. During the week your artistic creations will be hung on the Mild Rumpus washing line.

Shut Up & Sit Down

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

This year, sales of board games continued to explode. Come see what the fuss is about! In this lounge our team of eager volunteers are demoing the latest and greatest new games, or you can find out more at www.ShutUpAndSitDown.com.

Day of the Devs by iam8bit and Double Fine

10:00am – 5:00pm

North Hall, Lower Lobby

For six years, Double Fine + iam8bit have been raising a "child" together. From infant to toddler to middle-age (we're talking dev years here!), DAY OF THE DEVS has grown up to be a well-mannered, anthropomorphized, gender neutral gathering of the greatest indie games, devs and players the universe has ever known. The original dream was to help nurture the thriving independent developer scene, providing a showcase that respectfully put the games first - more "festival chill vibes" than "convention floor frantic". The 2018 edition of Day of the Devs at GDC will provide a similar platform for choice favorite upcoming releases, each of which fulfills a robust checklist of fancy adjectives: visual beauty, charming design, poignant voices, and just plain cool games. Indulge at GDC and we promise you'll discover something rad.

GDC Film Festival

 

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Screening Room

The 1st Annual GDC Film Festival will take place at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Screening Room—directly adjacent to the Moscone Center—from Monday, March 19th to Wednesday, March 21st during Game Developers Conference 2018. The inaugural film festival is sponsored by Steam®. See the full schedule here!

Mild Rumpus by Wild Rumpus

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

Mild Rumpus returns to GDC this 2018. However, due a series of rash avocado-based investment decisions they have been forced out of their usual woodland home and are temporarily camping out in the back garden of their aunt's bungalow. If you should come pay their immaculate astro-turf lawn a visit then nestled between the garden gnomes and watering cans you will find a handpicked selection of the finest alternative videogames and playful digital work.

Whilst visiting you should also pick up your pack of official Mild Rumpus Crayons™. During the week your artistic creations will be hung on the Mild Rumpus washing line.

Indie MEGABOOTH

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase returns to GDC 2018 with 24 new titles created by independent developers from around the world. The Indie MEGABOOTH organizers proudly foster indie dev communities by creating a global support network to assist independent developers in exhibiting their games at public facing events in North America, Europe and Asia. Working with more than 150 game studios each year, which are frequently featured in industry press and by content creators, Indie MEGABOOTH games and teams are as much creative and innovative as they are fun! Learn more at indiemegabooth.com.

Shut Up & Sit Down

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

This year, sales of board games continued to explode. Come see what the fuss is about! In this lounge our team of eager volunteers are demoing the latest and greatest new games, or you can find out more at www.ShutUpAndSitDown.com.

18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

6:30pm - 8:30pm

GDC Ballroom, West Hall, Street Level

The Game Developers Choice Awards are the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry, celebrating creativity, artistry and technological genius. Industry professionals from around the world nominate for the awards, free of charge, ensuring that the recipients reflect the community's opinions.

20th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards

6:30pm - 8:30pm

GDC Ballroom, West Hall, Street Level

The Independent Games Festival Awards was established in 1998 to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers. At the awards ceremony,the IGF gives out eight awards and over $50,000 in total prize money to the most innovative independent games. The awards are held in conjunction with the Game Developers Choice Awards.

alt.ctrl.GDC

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4808

We're celebrating five years of alt.ctrl.GDC in 2018! To get your cranial and actual circuits buzzing, consider that last year alt.ctrl.GDC visitors played a game of give-and-take with a re-purposed printer motor in Doggy-Tug-of-War, touched colorfully-tinted tummies to make mix and match colors in U.F.O. Bellies, crawled for their lives by pulling on a carpeted treadmill in Zombie Crawler, and revisited their childhood imaginations while titling and shooting in a cardboard box in Space Box. The alt.ctrl.GDC 2017 Award winner, Fear Sphere, was a spine-tingling inflatable escape-room that players stepped inside and illuminated with a flasthlight that doubled as a portable video projector, while another player stood outside to help guide the sphere-engulfed player to safety.

Day of the Devs by iam8bit and Double Fine

10:00am – 5:30pm

North Hall, Lower Lobby

For six years, Double Fine + iam8bit have been raising a "child" together. From infant to toddler to middle-age (we're talking dev years here!), DAY OF THE DEVS has grown up to be a well-mannered, anthropomorphized, gender neutral gathering of the greatest indie games, devs and players the universe has ever known. The original dream was to help nurture the thriving independent developer scene, providing a showcase that respectfully put the games first - more "festival chill vibes" than "convention floor frantic". The 2018 edition of Day of the Devs at GDC will provide a similar platform for choice favorite upcoming releases, each of which fulfills a robust checklist of fancy adjectives: visual beauty, charming design, poignant voices, and just plain cool games. Indulge at GDC and we promise you'll discover something rad.

GDC Expo

10:00am - 6:00pm

GDC Expo Floor

Moscone North and South Halls, Lower Level

See more than 550 companies showcasing the latest game development tools and services in the GDC Expo, Wednesday-Friday, March 21-23, 2018 in the North and South Halls of the Moscone Center. Learn more about the GDC Expo.

GDC Film Festival

 

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Screening Room

The 1st Annual GDC Film Festival will take place at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Screening Room—directly adjacent to the Moscone Center—from Monday, March 19th to Wednesday, March 21st during Game Developers Conference 2018. The inaugural film festival is sponsored by Steam®. See the full schedule here!

GDC Play

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall, Lower Level

Get hands-on with playable games showcased by emerging and independent game developers. Discover pavilions dedicated to showcasing games around emerging game markets ranging from social through mobile, to console, indie, and beyond. From games still in beta, to undiscovered indie titles, GDC Play brings you playable IPs in various stages of development.

GDC Play Networking Lounge

10:00am - 6:00pm

GDC Play Expo Floor, North Hall

The Norwegian Games Industry is visiting GDC with a group growing continuously after three years of repeated participation. Meet more than 20 companies ready to conquer the world with creative, fun, educative, and engaging games. Unlike the Vikings, this time the Norwegians come in peace.

GDC Retro Play

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4608

GDC Retro Play returns for its second year at the Game Developers Conference 2018 in San Francisco that specifically concentrates on showcasing retro consoles, computers, games and related memorabilia.

Indie MEGABOOTH

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase returns to GDC 2018 with 24 new titles created by independent developers from around the world. The Indie MEGABOOTH organizers proudly foster indie dev communities by creating a global support network to assist independent developers in exhibiting their games at public facing events in North America, Europe and Asia. Working with more than 150 game studios each year, which are frequently featured in industry press and by content creators, Indie MEGABOOTH games and teams are as much creative and innovative as they are fun! Learn more at indiemegabooth.com.

Mild Rumpus by Wild Rumpus

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

Mild Rumpus returns to GDC this 2018. However, due a series of rash avocado-based investment decisions they have been forced out of their usual woodland home and are temporarily camping out in the back garden of their aunt's bungalow. If you should come pay their immaculate astro-turf lawn a visit then nestled between the garden gnomes and watering cans you will find a handpicked selection of the finest alternative videogames and playful digital work.

Whilst visiting you should also pick up your pack of official Mild Rumpus Crayons™. During the week your artistic creations will be hung on the Mild Rumpus washing line.

Shut Up & Sit Down

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

This year, sales of board games continued to explode. Come see what the fuss is about! In this lounge our team of eager volunteers are demoing the latest and greatest new games, or you can find out more at www.ShutUpAndSitDown.com.

Train Jam

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4918

Train Jam is a collection of developers traveling via train to the Game Developers Conference and creating games during the 52-hour train journey from Chicago to San Francisco. Come and play the games that were created on our journey out to GDC and learn more about this annual event at www.trainjam.com!

alt.ctrl.GDC

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4808

We're celebrating five years of alt.ctrl.GDC in 2018! To get your cranial and actual circuits buzzing, consider that last year alt.ctrl.GDC visitors played a game of give-and-take with a re-purposed printer motor in Doggy-Tug-of-War, touched colorfully-tinted tummies to make mix and match colors in U.F.O. Bellies, crawled for their lives by pulling on a carpeted treadmill in Zombie Crawler, and revisited their childhood imaginations while titling and shooting in a cardboard box in Space Box. The alt.ctrl.GDC 2017 Award winner, Fear Sphere, was a spine-tingling inflatable escape-room that players stepped inside and illuminated with a flasthlight that doubled as a portable video projector, while another player stood outside to help guide the sphere-engulfed player to safety.

Day of the Devs by iam8bit and Double Fine

10:00am – 5:30pm

North Hall, Lower Lobby

For six years, Double Fine + iam8bit have been raising a "child" together. From infant to toddler to middle-age (we're talking dev years here!), DAY OF THE DEVS has grown up to be a well-mannered, anthropomorphized, gender neutral gathering of the greatest indie games, devs and players the universe has ever known. The original dream was to help nurture the thriving independent developer scene, providing a showcase that respectfully put the games first - more "festival chill vibes" than "convention floor frantic". The 2018 edition of Day of the Devs at GDC will provide a similar platform for choice favorite upcoming releases, each of which fulfills a robust checklist of fancy adjectives: visual beauty, charming design, poignant voices, and just plain cool games. Indulge at GDC and we promise you'll discover something rad.

GDC Expo

10:00am - 6:00pm

GDC Expo Floor

Moscone North and South Halls, Lower Level

See more than 550 companies showcasing the latest game development tools and services in the GDC Expo, Wednesday-Friday, March 21-23, 2018 in the North and South Halls of the Moscone Center. Learn more about the GDC Expo.

GDC Play

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall, Lower Level

Get hands-on with playable games showcased by emerging and independent game developers. Discover pavilions dedicated to showcasing games around emerging game markets ranging from social through mobile, to console, indie, and beyond. From games still in beta, to undiscovered indie titles, GDC Play brings you playable IPs in various stages of development.

GDC Play Networking Lounge

10:00am - 6:00pm

GDC Play Expo Floor, North Hall

The Norwegian Games Industry is visiting GDC with a group growing continuously after three years of repeated participation. Meet more than 20 companies ready to conquer the world with creative, fun, educative, and engaging games. Unlike the Vikings, this time the Norwegians come in peace.

GDC Retro Play

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4608

GDC Retro Play returns for its second year at the Game Developers Conference 2018 in San Francisco that specifically concentrates on showcasing retro consoles, computers, games and related memorabilia.

Indie MEGABOOTH

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase returns to GDC 2018 with 24 new titles created by independent developers from around the world. The Indie MEGABOOTH organizers proudly foster indie dev communities by creating a global support network to assist independent developers in exhibiting their games at public facing events in North America, Europe and Asia. Working with more than 150 game studios each year, which are frequently featured in industry press and by content creators, Indie MEGABOOTH games and teams are as much creative and innovative as they are fun! Learn more at indiemegabooth.com.

Mild Rumpus by Wild Rumpus

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

Mild Rumpus returns to GDC this 2018. However, due a series of rash avocado-based investment decisions they have been forced out of their usual woodland home and are temporarily camping out in the back garden of their aunt's bungalow. If you should come pay their immaculate astro-turf lawn a visit then nestled between the garden gnomes and watering cans you will find a handpicked selection of the finest alternative videogames and playful digital work.

Whilst visiting you should also pick up your pack of official Mild Rumpus Crayons™. During the week your artistic creations will be hung on the Mild Rumpus washing line.

Shut Up & Sit Down

10:00am - 6:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

Board games continued to thrive in 2017. In this curated lounge you can see the year's best releases, be taught them, or give them a try yourself. Find out more at www.shutupandsitdown.com!

Train Jam

10:00am - 6:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4918

Train Jam is a collection of developers traveling via train to the Game Developers Conference and creating games during the 52-hour train journey from Chicago to San Francisco. Come and play the games that were created on our journey out to GDC and learn more about this annual event at www.trainjam.com!

alt.ctrl.GDC

10:00am - 3:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4808

We're celebrating five years of alt.ctrl.GDC in 2018! To get your cranial and actual circuits buzzing, consider that last year alt.ctrl.GDC visitors played a game of give-and-take with a re-purposed printer motor in Doggy-Tug-of-War, touched colorfully-tinted tummies to make mix and match colors in U.F.O. Bellies, crawled for their lives by pulling on a carpeted treadmill in Zombie Crawler, and revisited their childhood imaginations while titling and shooting in a cardboard box in Space Box. The alt.ctrl.GDC 2017 Award winner, Fear Sphere, was a spine-tingling inflatable escape-room that players stepped inside and illuminated with a flasthlight that doubled as a portable video projector, while another player stood outside to help guide the sphere-engulfed player to safety.

Day of the Devs by iam8bit and Double Fine

10:00am – 1:00pm

North Hall, Lower Lobby

For six years, Double Fine + iam8bit have been raising a "child" together. From infant to toddler to middle-age (we're talking dev years here!), DAY OF THE DEVS has grown up to be a well-mannered, anthropomorphized, gender neutral gathering of the greatest indie games, devs and players the universe has ever known. The original dream was to help nurture the thriving independent developer scene, providing a showcase that respectfully put the games first - more "festival chill vibes" than "convention floor frantic". The 2018 edition of Day of the Devs at GDC will provide a similar platform for choice favorite upcoming releases, each of which fulfills a robust checklist of fancy adjectives: visual beauty, charming design, poignant voices, and just plain cool games. Indulge at GDC and we promise you'll discover something rad.

GDC Expo

10:00am - 3:00pm

GDC Expo Floor

Moscone North and South Halls, Lower Level

See more than 550 companies showcasing the latest game development tools and services in the GDC Expo, Wednesday-Friday, March 21-23, 2018 in the North and South Halls of the Moscone Center. Learn more about the GDC Expo.

GDC Play

10:00am - 3:00pm

North Hall, Lower Level

Get hands-on with playable games showcased by emerging and independent game developers. Discover pavilions dedicated to showcasing games around emerging game markets ranging from social through mobile, to console, indie, and beyond. From games still in beta, to undiscovered indie titles, GDC Play brings you playable IPs in various stages of development.

GDC Play Networking Lounge

10:00am - 3:00pm

GDC Play Expo Floor, North Hall

The Norwegian Games Industry is visiting GDC with a group growing continuously after three years of repeated participation. Meet more than 20 companies ready to conquer the world with creative, fun, educative, and engaging games. Unlike the Vikings, this time the Norwegians come in peace.

GDC Retro Play

10:00am - 3:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4608

GDC Retro Play returns for its second year at the Game Developers Conference 2018 in San Francisco that specifically concentrates on showcasing retro consoles, computers, games and related memorabilia.

Indie MEGABOOTH

10:00am - 3:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase returns to GDC 2018 with 24 new titles created by independent developers from around the world. The Indie MEGABOOTH organizers proudly foster indie dev communities by creating a global support network to assist independent developers in exhibiting their games at public facing events in North America, Europe and Asia. Working with more than 150 game studios each year, which are frequently featured in industry press and by content creators, Indie MEGABOOTH games and teams are as much creative and innovative as they are fun! Learn more at indiemegabooth.com.

Mild Rumpus by Wild Rumpus

10:00am - 3:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

Mild Rumpus returns to GDC this 2018. However, due a series of rash avocado-based investment decisions they have been forced out of their usual woodland home and are temporarily camping out in the back garden of their aunt's bungalow. If you should come pay their immaculate astro-turf lawn a visit then nestled between the garden gnomes and watering cans you will find a handpicked selection of the finest alternative videogames and playful digital work.

Whilst visiting you should also pick up your pack of official Mild Rumpus Crayons™. During the week your artistic creations will be hung on the Mild Rumpus washing line.

Shut Up & Sit Down

10:00am - 3:00pm

West Hall, Third Level

This year, sales of board games continued to explode. Come see what the fuss is about! In this lounge our team of eager volunteers are demoing the latest and greatest new games, or you can find out more at www.ShutUpAndSitDown.com.

Train Jam

10:00am - 3:00pm

North Hall Expo Floor, Booth N4918

Train Jam is a collection of developers traveling via train to the Game Developers Conference and creating games during the 52-hour train journey from Chicago to San Francisco. Come and play the games that were created on our journey out to GDC and learn more about this annual event at www.trainjam.com!

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