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Awards Sponsors

IGF Platinum Sponsor

Microsoft Studios is Microsoft's entertainment publishing arm, and has published some of the best games for Xbox LIVE Arcade. ID@Xbox is the independent developer publishing arm for Xbox One. We at Microsoft are eager to continue to support and empower independent developers to deliver fantastic, innovative and ground-breaking entertainment experiences on Microsoft platforms. See what we're up to at

IGF Platform Sponsor

We started with Half-Life®, the first-person, sci-fi shooter game that's won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few "Best Game Ever" awards. We expanded the Half-Life franchise with a sequel and Half-Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2. Then we added the horror titles Left 4 Dead® and Left 4 Dead 2, the multiplayer combat franchise Team Fortress®, the #1 online action game Counter-Strike® and the award-winning puzzlers Portal™ and Portal 2. And we're just getting warmed up.

IGF Student Showcase Platinum Sponsor

DigiPen Institute of Technology is an innovator in the field of game development education. It's the first college to offer a bachelor's degree in video game programming, the winner of more IGF awards than any other school, and the source of some of the industry's most skilled and creative programmers, artists, and designers.

IGF Student Showcase Gold Sponsor

A public institution of higher education and research founded in 2005. Collaboration with universities and research centers worldwide and welcoming foreign students. Many awards and prizes awarded to students for games developed as part of their training. Accreditation of prior experiential learning. Postgraduate recognized in the world of digital media.

Conference Sponsors

Free to Play Summit Sponsor

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, and powers high-volume websites, business-critical systems, and packaged software for many large and fast-growing organizations.

Game Narrative Summit Sponsor

The Videogame Writers Caucus (VWC) promotes the professional and artistic interests of interactive writers in the videogame industry. The VWC seeks to raise the writers' status and influence within this industry, build a community of professional videogame writers within the WGAW, and expand coverage of videogame writing under WGA contracts.

Independent Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers.

Monetization Track Platinum Sponsor

With 20 years of e-commerce experience, Digital River is known globally for providing widely-recognized game publishers and developers with innovative commerce, payments and e-marketing solutions. Last year the company processed over $27 billion in online transactions. Learn more about monetizing your games and meeting your direct-to-consumer revenue goals at

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Platinum Sponsor

AdColony is a mobile video advertising company whose proprietary Instant-Play™ technology serves razor sharp, full-screen video ads instantly in HD across its network of iOS and Android apps. As the leading mobile video advertising & monetization platform, AdColony works with both Fortune 500 brands and the world's top grossing publishers. AdColony was recently named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list and won the Digiday Award for "Best Mobile Ad Network." To learn more, visit, or come see us at the Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit!

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Gold Sponsor

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes CPU and GPU IP, software, standard cell libraries and memories, connectivity products, tools and training services, supported by the industry's broadest partner community.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

adjust is a mobile app tracking and analytics company based in Berlin & San Francisco providing app businesses worldwide with a comprehensive business intelligence platform.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor (US), LLC is a leading publisher of free-to-play online games, providing the most immersive and fun experience available on the PC and Mobile platforms.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

Game Technologies is an European company created to power board games by utilizing the latest technology and creating innovative and intuitive products.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

Supercharge word-of-mouth with Everyplay Replays, currently live with 275 iOS and Android games. Additionally, generate highest quality players and revenue streams with opt-in video GameAds.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

Fuse Powered provides two solutions to maximize game revenue in one easy-to-integrate SDK. FuseBoxx™ lets publishers take instant action on analytics to deliver what players want, while AdRally™ provides a fully managed ad mediation solution.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

Kontagent+PlayHaven delivers a superior integrated solution to help web and mobile app developers understand user behavior, decide what it means, and act immediately to impact their businesses. The merger between Kontagent, the leading mobile analytics solutions provider, and PlayHaven, the business engine for mobile games, was announced in December 2013.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Table Top Sponsor

Sensus is the world's first app enhancing case -- it adds touch interface to the sides and back of the iPhone through our patent-pending variable pressure technology.

Developer Day Sponsor

The Amazon Developer day is the place for game developers to learn the best ways to architect games for maximum engagement and profitability. Whether you are building your backend, designing a new game, extending to a new platform, analyzing player behavior, or exploring new revenue streams, you will find valuable tools, strategies and solutions.

Developer Day Sponsor

Join the Google team at our biggest-ever GDC Developer Day! An incredible lineup of content awaits, designed to boost your brain into the stratosphere of gaming excellence. Come meet the developer advocates, engineers and product managers of the Google products that drive users, engagement and retention for your games. Get the lowdown on the very latest ad innovations to grow your revenue. And did we mention there'll be talks from the Chromecast and Glass teams too?

Developer Day Sponsor

Tencent America is passionate about bringing high quality and engaging gaming and mobile experiences to our users. A small, nimble team, we are looking for talented, innovative developers to partner with. Visit us on Tuesday, March 18 at our Developer Day Event!

Developer Day Sponsor

Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance development platform used to make and publish interactive 3D and 2D experiences to all of the most popular platforms. Initiatives like the Asset Store, Unity Cloud services, and Unity Games publishing keep Unity at the forefront of innovation.

Networking Sponsors

Career Pavilion Interactive Lounge Sponsor

GREE is a leading mobile social games company that creates free-to-play titles that are fun, engaging, and filled with great ways for gamers to interact. GREE's goal is to support innovation, encourage communication, and help the mobile gaming industry grow. For more information about GREE, please visit

Lobby Bar Sponsor - South Hall

Come visit the Microsoft Lobby Bar. Meet up with friends, grab a drink and check out the latest entertainment blockbusters for Xbox One. You can also code for a chance to WIN at the Windows QuickStart Challenge and learn about Windows Platform development tools.

Lobby Bar Sponsor - West Hall

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's, Rayman and Far Cry. The Ubisoft teams are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.

Party & Coffee Break Sponsor

Founded in 2010, Game Insight is a global-facing company that makes mobile/social games for iOS, Android, Facebook, and Web. The company includes more than 17 different studios that have produced numerous #1 hits in international markets worldwide and built a global audience of 150 million users.

VIP Party & Gold Mobile Sponsor

iDreamSky is the largest mobile game publishing platform in China. We are committed to bringing the best mobile gaming experience to mobile users, and have built up a large, active and loyal user base. We are also dedicated to offer our business partners one-stop game distribution and operation solution.

General Sponsors

Badge Insert Sponsor

Canada is Game Nation! We'd love to help you meet Canadian gaming companies and learn about the generous tax credits available for expanding your company presence to include Canada. Visit our Canada Business Lounge on the 5th Floor of the Intercontinental Hotel all day Tuesday - Friday

Hotel Key Card Sponsor

Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is a truly independent software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the winners of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. Tripwire titles include Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Killing Floor, Red Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm -- with more to come in 2014!

Lanyard Sponsor

King is the leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have more than 180 fun titles in 14 languages. Our hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch Saga.

Marketing Sponsor - Gold


Marketing Sponsor - Gold


Plasma Screen Showcase Sponsor

Imagination's multimedia, processor and communication technologies are licensed by world leading semiconductor companies and used in iconic products from many of the best known and best loved consumer brands. Across console, arcade and mobile Imagination's PowerVR GPUs and related SDKs and tools have helped developers to make better worlds.

'Who's Hiring @ GDC' Platinum Sponsor

COME JOIN OUR FOX ENGINE TEAM! Konami Japan is hiring programmers with an excellent technical background who can push the boundary for our multiple AAA titles including the MGS series. You will be working in a top level of team lead by our new Worldwide Technology Director Julien Merceron.