GDC 2017 | February 27 — March 3, 2017 | Moscone Convention Center | San Francisco, California



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Awards Sponsors

Platinum IGF Sponsor

ID@Xbox enables qualified game developers to unleash their creativity by self–publishing digital games on all Microsoft platforms, including Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Live.

Gold IGF Sponsor

Build beautiful games, get discovered and monetize your app with Samsung. Our Developer Program offers indie devs and large brand partners access to advanced technologies, “white glove” technical support, valuable app marketing and monetization programs. We’re here to help you push boundaries, grow your business and reach a global audience.


Conference Sponsors

Developer Day Sponsors

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Google's suite of cross platform products for mobile game developers helps them develop great apps, grow their business and earn revenue. Our best-in-class solutions, including Google Play, Daydream, Cloud, Firebase, AdWords and AdMob, have supported the growth of millions of game businesses globally. Learn more at

The Khronos Group is a not-for-profit, member-funded consortium dedicated to the creation of cross-platform, royalty-free open standards for graphics, parallel computing, vision processing, and dynamic media; such as Vulkan and OpenGL in graphics and gaming, WebGL in 3D web graphics, and OpenVX and OpenCL in embedded vision and compute.

Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source. With Lumberyard, you get a growing set of tools to help create the highest quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.

Unity Technologies’ platform is used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Serving over 5.5M registered developers worldwide, Unity’s powerful graphics engine, full-featured editor and services serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms.

Developed by Epic Games, the Unreal Engine brings high-quality experiences to PC, console, mobile and VR platforms. Unreal accelerates the creation of visually stunning games, applications and cinematic content. Download Unreal for free at and follow @UnrealEngine for news. Visit us at GDC booth #1024 to learn more!


Platinum Monetization Sponsor

Backed by more than 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is known globally for providing widely-recognized game publishers and developers with innovative cloud-based commerce, payments and emarketing solutions. The company's platform handles all aspects of financial interaction, in-game economies, real-world and branded currencies, as well as traditional user and subscription management. Email to learn more about monetizing your games and meeting your direct-to-consumer revenue goals or visit


VRDC Tabletop Sponsors

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Chengdu, China, Idealens is dedicated to providing the best VR hardware for our global network of customers. In August 2016, IDEALENS K2 (all-in-one VR HMD) was launched with powerful performance and the most comfortable ergonomic design. We aim to deliver the best untethered VR experience, whether for home and business use.

If you’ve ever interacted with your favorite company or brand online, whether via customer support, social media, or a community page or forum, you’ve probably spoken with ModSquad. Companies like the NFL, Sony, Electronic Arts, and even the U.S. State Department have discovered the benefits of looking to ModSquad to provide on-demand digital engagement to their various audiences. Our unique service, which no other outsourcer, agency, or consultant can provide, is an incredibly powerful way to boost efficiency and reduce costs through on-demand scalability. Let ModSquad use the power of the gig economy to provide the exact amount of coverage you need, when you need it, performed by our global network of 10,000+ multilingual moderators (or “Mods”).

Vertebrae brings advertisers into the exciting world of VR through its headset-agnostic native VR advertising platform. The Vertebrae platform acts as a conduit and pipeline connecting advertisers with developers and publishers through its native VR ad units and formats. Vertebrae is a founding member of the IAB's tech lab focused on VR/AR, collaborating to help standardize VR ad formats and drive the growth and monetization of the VR ecosystem.

The Vertebrae team includes some of the top minds in media, gaming, ad-tech, and brand marketing with backgrounds at companies such as Oculus, Google (Youtube), Activision, Facebook, and Twitter.


Event Sponsors

Lobby Bar Sponsor

Xbox brings together the greatest games and the people who love to play them, with extraordinary gaming experiences on console, PC, and mobile devices.


General Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Paymentwall is the leading global payments provider. The company has integrated over 150 payment method to offer global payments coverage in more than 190 countries with credit and debit cards, mobile payments, bank transfers, cash and many others. Notable business partners of Paymentwall include Wargaming, Shopify, LG, Game Insight, Corel, Tencent, and Gameforge.