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

Community Management Summit Tabletop Sponsor

Modern online community forums for AAA and indie gaming studios and publishers. Playing a game is more fun and rewarding when it's an shared experience with other gamers. See how you can buff your player engagement strategy with the platform that powers thousands of titles today.

Developer Day Sponsors

Amazon Appstore powers game and app publishing for Android and Amazon Fire devices, giving developers instant access to millions of customers across 236 countries and territories worldwide. Amazon Appstore offers an array of services making it a complete end-to-end solution for developers from building and testing through marketing and monetization.

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. In the games and VR segments, Autodesk offers a variety of tools used by game makers worldwide, from indie to AAA, and is best known its 3D animation and modeling tools - Autodesk(r) Maya(r), Autodesk(r) 3ds Max(r) and Autodesk(r) Maya LT(tm).

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

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.


Platinum Mobile Summit Sponsor

ONE by AOL is a recognized leader dedicated to delivering innovative advertising solutions to advertisers and publishers through a simple, unified programmatic solution designed to maximize monetization across every format and channel.


Mobile Summit Tabletop and Mixer Sponsor

Phunware is a fully integrated suite of mobile platform products, solutions and data, that allows brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime, anywhere mobile application users worldwide. Phunware creates category-defining mobile experiences for the world's most respected brands, with nearly 700 million devices touching its platform each month.


Mobile Summit VIP Roundtable

AppsFlyer's technology is found on 98 percent of the world's smartphones, making it the global leader in mobile attribution and marketing analytics. Data-driven marketers rely on AppsFlyer for independent measurement solutions and innovative tools to grow their mobile business.


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 Platinum Sponsor

Hypereal is the leading Chinese VR/AR technology company.  Our products are conceived and made in China and initially servicing the Chinese speaking community.  We are seeking great content partners to grow with in order to showcase the prowess of our hardware platform. Join us at the VRDC Mixer to find out more, and check us out


VRDC Tabletop Sponsors

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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.

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.

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.

VideoAmp is a technology company that enables advertisers and media owners to transact seamlessly across screens. In partnership with Immersv, a leading VR advertising platform, VideoAmp provides access to 360 video inventory in VR headsets, and runs highly targeted and high-quality traffic on the Immersv platform.

VRTV is a unique VR content creation and distribution platform for CG fully interactive content that smooth streams VR experiences across all VR platforms and Web and Mobile.  VRTV delivers fully interactive VR instantly via smooth streaming – just like Netflix of YouTube – with no apps, no downloads and no installs


Event Sponsors

Education Summit Mixer Sponsor

HEVGA's mission is to create a platform for higher education leaders which will underscore the cultural, scientific, and economic importance of video game programs in colleges and universities. The key is to create a robust network of resourcesincluding unified advocacy, policymaker engagement, media coverage, and external fundingin order to incubate and harness the impact of this community in a 21st century learning environment.

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.


GDC Play Networking Lounge Sponsor

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.


Lobby Bar Sponsors

Ubisoft welcomes attendees to its dedicated lounge all week long. Come to the West Hall, 2nd floor for exciting talks with high-profile developers from their studios: meet GDC speakers during exclusive Q&A sessions and discover Ubisoft’s latest game and tech demos. For more info see the daily agenda onsite.

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


Mobile Summit Mixer Sponsor

Braavo Capital provides non-dilutive funding for mobile growth. By integrating with users' app store, analytics and ad network accounts, our data-driven financing system can deliver automated payments to accelerate cash flows and larger loans for paid UA. Qualified applicants receive funding in days - without requiring equity, personal guarantees or ongoing reporting obligations.


PlayStation Lounge Sponsor

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General Sponsors

Badge Insert Sponsor

iDreamSky is China's largest mobile game publisher that has published many big hits in China such as Monument Valley, Subway Surfers, Temple Run series, Toy Blast, Horizon Chase and more. iDreamSky is partnering with top developers from all around the world, aiming to bring the best games to gamers in China.


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.


Official Wireless Sponsor

Skillz is the leading mobile eSports platform, connecting the world's 2.1 billion mobile gamers through competition. As the eSports provider for over 3,000 games, Skillz accounted for more than 30 percent of all eSports prizes awarded in 2016 while broadcasting 40 million minutes of gameplay to spectators worldwide.


Hotel Key Sponsor

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Gold Mobile App Sponsor

ironSource is the largest independent platform for mobile monetization and marketing. Reaching over 800M unique users monthly, we work with 80K+ apps to help them find, understand, engage, and monetize their target audiences more effectively. With 7 offices worldwide, ironSource offers true global coverage. Read more at


Speaker Gift Sponsor

With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Hansoft A3 is the project management tool for agile teams and studios that require an on-premise solution. Favro is a secure cloud-based collaboration and planning tool that gives team members autonomy without compromising on studio alignment.


Promotion Sponsors

FGL makes mobile apps successful. FGL's deep experience working with tens of thousands of mobile developers and publishers provides them with unparalleled insight in marketing and monetizing mobile apps. And with the patented FGL Enhance™ platform, developers can implement and manage the best third party services for an app with no need to integrate an SDK.

NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce,NetEase develops and operates some of China's most popular PC-client and mobile games, advertising services, e-mail services and e-commerce platforms. In partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers, NetEase also operates some of the most popular international online games in China.

Pole To Win is the leading global outsourcing services provider for the games industry, with delivery locations across three continents. Our services include quality assurance, localization, customer experience, and audio production. With over two decades of experience we remain at the forefront of new technology adoption to provide customized support solutions for projects across all platforms.

Recognized as the largest online games community in China, Tencent Games is a leading world-class online game developer and operator. Through implementation of a combination of in-house research and development and diverse cooperation with partners, it is dedicated to creating a reliable, fun, and professional interactive entertainment experience for users.


Sky Bridge Sponsor

Intel’s Game Developer Program is committed to a robust ecosystem that gives developers opportunities to achieve their full potential on the largest platform in the world.  From first-class tools to go-to-market resources we have a comprehensive method to help game developers throughout their entire journey from ideation to monetization:


Who's Hiring Platinum Sponsor

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Who's Hiring Gold Sponsor

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people.  We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.  Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IOT and healthcare businesses.

Studio Wildcard, creators of the smash hit ARK: Survival Evolved, was founded by Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak. ARK is the most successful Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview title ever and Wildcard is seeking talented developers who are excited to work on ARK and groundbreaking new projects.