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Awards Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor IGF

ID@Xbox enables qualified game developers to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on the Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Live.

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.

Conference Sponsors

Developer Day Sponsor

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people throughout the world. The company's broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key multimedia, communications and general purpose processors needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer, automotive, enterprise, infrastructure, IoT and embedded electronics.

Developer Day Sponsor

Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for you to create the highest-quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.

Developer Day Sponsor

Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud. AWS is comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services. Amazon Appstore provides a set of developer services for building, monetizing and marketing mobile apps and games to Amazon customers.

Developer Day Sponsor

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 Game Services, Google Play Store AdWords and AdMob, have supported the growth of millions of games businesses globally. Learn more at

Developer Day Sponsor

Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity's powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms.

Platinum Mobile Sponsor

NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing, and our GPU serves as the visual engine of modern computers. NVIDIA has transformed from a chip company into a specialized platform company that targets the Gaming, Automotive, Professional Visualization, and Data Center marketsdelivered through innovative PC, mobile, and cloud architectures.

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 companys 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

Platinum Summit Sponsor

Known for its proprietary Instant-Play HD mobile video technology, AdColony is a leading mobile marketing platform offering growth, engagement, retention, and monetization solutions for an extensive network of apps. As a trusted mobile partner, AdColony works with Fortune 500 brands and over 85% of the world's top grossing publishers.

Platinum Summit Sponsor

Chillingo, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is a leading mobile games publisher with numerous award-winning hits around the world including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Iron Force, Perfect Kick, Catapult King, Pixel People and countless others. The company publishes games for iOS and Android platforms.

Monetization Gold Sponsor

Vungle is the leading in-app video advertising platform for mobile developers. Advertisers depend on Vungle's superior, in-house creatives, HD video delivery and advanced targeting capabilities to reach and acquire new, high-quality audiences worldwide. Top publishers use Vungle to meet monetization goals with engaging, high-converting video ads.

Monetization Gold Sponsor

Chartboost is the largest mobile-games only platform to increase revenue and discover new players. Chartboosts technology provides mobile game developers with free cross promotion, a free developer-to-developer direct deals ad marketplace, the largest mobile games-only ad network with interstitial and mobile video ads, plus robust app analytics.

Monetization Gold Sponsor

InMobi is the worlds most powerful mobile advertising & discovery platform offering a wide range of monetization options for app developers via a comprehensive suite of ad formats including video ads, custom-framed interstitials & native ads. InMobi reaches over 1.5 billion unique mobile devices & works with 30,000+ game & app developers. To learn more, visit

VRDC Tabletop Sponsor

Built by the most experienced team in App Marketing, Immersv, Inc. is here to help drive the Mobile VR Market to mass consumer adoption.

VRDC Tabletop Sponsor

SIMLENS strives to become the world leading product and service provider in the Virtual Reality, OS and content platform fields. We focus on producing the best All-in-One VR equipment and to establish the ecosystem of Virtual Reality. We believe, "Think Big, Do Great", therefore changing the lifestyle of the future.

VRDC Tabletop Sponsor

zSpace is collaborative, tabletop VR being used by hundreds of thousands of students today. The platform redefines computing with interactive experiences allowing people to engage and explore as never before. Instead of isolating head mounts, zSpace blends the real world with the virtual, creating experiences naturally integrated into everyday life.

VRDC Tabletop Sponsor

Nod Labs delivers gesture control and motion tracking products with the power, precision, and ergonomic design required for true interaction and immersion in VR, AR, and increasing applications. With deep expertise in computer vision, sensor fusion, and haptics, our customizable software and hardware solutions flawlessly capture and communicate human intent.

VRDC Tabletop Sponsor

VirZOOM creates thrilling VR experiences powered by you. Pedal your VirZOOM Game System to propel yourself through endlessly exciting VR games. Power a horse in a race, a tank in battle, a fire-breathing dragon through mountains. A workout without the work.

VRDC Tabletop Sponsor

Whirlwind VR Inc. is virtual reality hardware company looking to change how consumers interact and experience media. There is increasing demand in the virtual reality market to improve immersion and facilitate human interaction with the metaverse. Whirlwind VR is pioneering haptics, bringing affordable, interactive sense of touch to consumers.

Event Sponsors

Lobby Bar Sponsor

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Smartphone & Tablet Summit Mixer Sponsor

Get into the mix with WB! Enjoy a beverage with WB Games leaders and fellow mobile enthusiasts at the official GDC Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Mixer.
WB Games studio representatives will be onsite to answer questions and discuss open positions!

General Sponsors

Career Center Interactive Lounge

Come meet up at the PlayStation Lounge, grab some coffee, play some games, and learn more about why we are the Best Place to Work and Play! Talk with Recruiters and Hiring Managers and see how Greatness Awaits You at PlayStation! See you there!

GDC Play Networking Lounge Sponsor

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service of Global Affairs Canada provides its clients with practical advice on foreign markets and on-the-ground intelligence. We promote Canadas economic interests in global markets, by engaging in a range of activities and providing support to international companies that are looking at establishing operations in Canada.

Gold Marketing Sponsor

Appier is a technology company that makes it easy for businesses to use artificial intelligence to grow and succeed in a cross screen era. Appier serves over 500 global brands and agencies from offices in eleven markets across Asia, including Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta, Seoul and more.

Gold Marketing Sponsor

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with our cutting-edge CRYENGINE software.

Gold Marketing Sponsor

Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from application to end user.

Gold Marketing Sponsor

ROBLOX is creating the ultimate Imagination Platform™. Its the largest user-generated gaming destination accessible from all popular smart devices, computers and now Xbox. Every month over 20 million visitors come to create adventures, play games, and learn with their friends in a family friendly, immersive, 3D, environment.

Gold Marketing Sponsor

Streamline has forged a global reputation for delivering premium content solutions to the worlds best studios, with over 200+ major projects completed from BIOSHOCK INFINITE to STAR CITIZEN to STREET FIGHTER V. Streamlines powerful, flexible STREAMFRAME production platform enables best-in-class collaboration between internal and external teams anywhere in the world.

Official Tote-Bag Sponsor

Clash of Kings is a multiplayer building game that pits you against friends and enemies from all over the world! Build massive empires and clash with enemies in MMO RPG games. Explore a kingdom as you attack enemies and build a castle defense, becoming one of the most powerful heroes!

Lanyard Sponsor

Paymentwall is an all-in-one platform for digital payments that enables game publishers to easily and effectively monetize their users in more than 200 countries with over 120 different popular payment methods, ranging from credit cards and bank transfers to prepaid cards, mobile billing, kiosks and more.

Speaker Gift Sponsor

Virtuos is one of the largest game developers, providing the highest quality games and art to publishers and developers worldwide. We have more than 1,100 staff across eight locations worldwide and our clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment publishers.

Badge Insert Sponsor

IDreamSky is the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China. It published exclusively many famous games such as Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Monument Valley in Chinese market and helped them each win hundreds of millions of Chinese users. IDreamSky is regarded as one of the best Chinese partner for game developers who try to enter the Chinese market.

Plasma Screen Showcase Sponsor

Joyme ( provides investment capital, technical support, and distribution channels to accelerate mobile game development and strategic marketing. With 10 million active users per month, Joyme also runs one of China's leading gamer forums. Headquartered in Beijing with an office in Seattle, Joyme is backed by investors including BlueRun Ventures, Youku Tudou, and Fosun Kinzon Capital.