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[Welcome to the Game Developers Conference weblog, where you can find the latest news on all of GDC's upcoming events. Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS feed to automatically get the latest news.]

July 16, 2015

Come to GDC Europe for expert advice on making great indie games
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This year's big GDC Europe conference in Cologne, Germany is just weeks away, and today we're excited to announce another pair of excellent talks from game industry experts who will be speaking at the August conference.

These talks are each part of the GDC Europe Independent Games Summit, and showcase the unique learnings of some of Europe's most experienced and talented indie game makers. 



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July 14, 2015

GDC Europe: Turning the tide, hiring more women in the game industry
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With GDC Europe just weeks away, conference officials are excited to debut two more expert talks that will take place during the August conference in Cologne, Germany and address contemporary issues facing the game industry.

You'll find both of these sessions on the GDC Europe Business track of talks, which encompasses everything from practical game studio staffing advice to insight into the value of new free-to-play monetization techniques.


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July 9, 2015

Get practical game career advice from Naughty Dog at GDC Europe
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We're less than a month away from GDC Europe, and today GDC officials are happy to announce two more exciting talks from industry experts for the August conference.

Both of these sessions showcase the importance of practical game business learnings at GDC Europe, which will take place August 3rd and 4th in Cologne, Germany. 

No matter what kind of games you're making or how you're making it, there's sure to be something on the GDC Europe Business track of talks that will help you advance your career.




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July 8, 2015

PSA: Today is your last day to save by registering early for GDC Europe
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Game developers, take note: GDC officials would like to remind you that today is the last day you can register early for GDC Europe at a discounted rate. The event itself is slated to take place next month, August 3rd and 4th in Cologne, Germany, and promises to be Europe's premier game development conference.

Early birds who register to attend GDC Europe before 11:59 PM Eastern today, July 8th, can save up to 200 euros off the price of an All Access badge. Your badge grants full access to both GDC Europe and Gamescom, which is co-located with the Game Developers Conference.


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July 7, 2015

Here's the lineup for GDC Europe's Innovative Games Showcase
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GDC officials are happy to reveal the lineup of games that will be featured in the second annual European Innovative Games Showcase during the 2015 Independent Games Summit at GDC Europe in Cologne next month, which itself includes a variety of talks from industry luminaries on the art and business of independent game development.

If you're planning to register for GDC Europe, now is the time to do so -- the Early Bird registration period ends tomorrow at 11:59 PM Eastern, and with it goes your opportunity to save 200 euros on an All Access Pass to the show, which grants you access to a slew of great talks like the European Innovative Games Showcase.

Games featured in the showcase were selected from a wide variety of applicants by game designers Lea Schönfelder anJonatan Van Hove (who will also MC the event) working alongside the IGS' European advisors Kitty Calis, Amnesia's Thomas Grip, Copenhagen Game Collective's Lau Korsgaard and a panel of judges from across the industry.


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July 6, 2015

Survey: Sweden and the UK are Europe's top game development hubs
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In an effort to better quantify the state of European game development right before GDC Europe, the Game Developers Conference has surveyed over 250 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2015 next month.

The results offer some interesting insight into which popular and emerging hardware platforms European developers are most excited to make games for, as well as how those developers feel about hot-button topics like virtual reality game development and crowdfunding.

Last week we shared survey data suggesting European developers are embracing the PC as they move away from mobile as they remain unsatisfied with the state of game dev tax breaks in Europe.

Today we dig deeper into the data in order to better understand which European countries developers believe to be hotbeds of game development, how things have changed from a decade ago, and how they're likely to continue changing in the years to come as the industry adapts to new hardware and new ways of making games.


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July 3, 2015

Epic Games leads GDC Europe's lineup of great sponsored talks
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Game devs, take note: Passes for GDC Europe 2015 are still available at a discounted Early Bird rate, and as the August conference draws closer we're announcing even more sessions that you'll want to check out.

Today we're highlighting a pair of informative sponsored sessions from Unreal Engine 4 developer Epic Games and Imagination Technologies, the British company responsible for the PowerVR graphics technologies.




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July 2, 2015

Survey: Devs remain unsatisfied with European game dev tax breaks
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In order to understand the state of the European game industry ahead of GDC Europe, Game Developers Conference officials surveyed over 250 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra.com, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2015 this August.

Once again, their responses and opinions shed light on some fascinating trends, offering a European perspective on a wide variety of issues.

Yesterday, we shared some highlights from the survey that suggest European game makers are migrating away from mobile and towards PC as the contemporary home consoles gain traction. They also seem to be confident that VR game development is a long-term, sustainable business, though few are currently developing VR games.

Today, we dig even deeper into the survey results and share some data on how respondents feel about the perennially popular topic of tax incentives for game development in Europe.


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Learn to make great episodic content for your game at GDC Europe
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The big GDC Europe conference in Cologne, Germany is coming up fast, and today the GDC team is pleased to announce two more noteworthy talks for the August show. 

The common thread tying both sessions together is GDC Europe's Production track of talks, which is packed with sessions that aim to shed light on smart ways to trounce the practical day-to-day challenges of making games.



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July 1, 2015

GDC Europe State of the Industry: Devs moving from mobile to PC
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In an effort to better understand the state of the European game industry ahead of GDC Europe, Game Developers Conference officials surveyed over 250 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra.com, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2015 this August.

Once again, their responses and opinions shed light on some fascinating trends, offering a European perspective on issues like which platforms are most appealing, the perceived value of crowdfunding game development and what the rise of VR means for the industry at large.

Organized by UBM Tech Game Network, GDC Europe 2015 will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd and 4th at the Congress-Centrum Ost in Cologne, Germany, co-located with Europe's video game trade and public show gamescom. One week remains to register before Wednesday, July 8th, at the discounted Early Bird rate.

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