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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.]

March 13, 2014

GDC 2014 reveals full lineup of interactive spaces

The 2014 Game Developers Conference is happening next week, March 17-21 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, which means we're just days away from the year's premiere conference for game industry professionals.

While you're putting together your session schedule in the Schedule Builder, don't forget to set some time aside to check out the variety of lounges, exhibits, and other events that will be happening across the Moscone Center throughout the week.

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March 12, 2014

GDC 2014 launches updated GDC Mobile app

The 2014 Game Developers Conference kicks off next week and online registration closes today at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, which means now is a great time to get registered, download the GDC Mobile app and get your schedule sorted so you can get the most out of the year's best game industry conference.

The popular GDC Mobile App - available on iOS, Android, and mobile web platforms -- now includes full support for GDC 2014, and offers a number of scheduling and business tools for all GDC 2014 attendees.

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March 11, 2014

GDC 2014 talks span Sony tech, women in games, experimental gameplay

The 2014 Game Developers Conference kicks off next week and online registration closes today at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, so to drum up excitement we're highlighting some of our favorite upcoming sessions for the Main Conference that you'll want to check out.

Today we're showcasing a handful of GDC 2014 talks that exemplify the breadth and depth of the conference programming, from the #1ReasonToBe Advocacy track panel exploring what it means to be a woman in games to an experimental gameplay workshop that pushes the limits of design and a presentation from Sony about the next step in hardware innovation.

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Know your GDC 2014 Code of Conduct

[Meggan Scavio, GM of GDC events and all-around Boss Lady, takes a moment to detail the official code of conduct for GDC and all of its related events in today's blog post.]

With Game Developers Conference 2014 just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of a certain set of rules we have established for the event. Last year, we formalized the GDC Code of Conduct, and I'd like you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the details.

Our intention is for GDC to be a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion.

We will not tolerate behavior that suggests otherwise.

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Wild Rumpus reveals 'Mild Rumpus' game lineup for GDC 2014

The 28th annual Game Developers Conference kicks off next week, and we're excited to announce that indie video game showcase collective Wild Rumpus is coming back to GDC 2014 following the success of last year's 'Rumpus Royale MMXIII' indie game world championship event, which featured titles like Beau Blyth's Samurai Gunn and Ramiro Corbetta's sporty Hokra.

This year's exhibit has been rechristened the 'Mild Rumpus' and will be a wholly different beast -- a special low-key lounge space on the second floor of Moscone West that will be open to all GDC 2014 passholders during conference hours Monday through Friday, March 17-21st.

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March 9, 2014

GDC 2014 features talks on Japanese indies, Xbox, Lucasfilm Games

Passes for next week's Game Developers Conference 2014 are still available, and today we're highlighting some of our favorite upcoming sessions for the Main Conference that you'll want to check out.

Today we're showcasing a handful of GDC 2014 talks that exemplify the breadth and depth of the conference programming, from a fireside chat with Xbox's Marc Whitten to a look back at the legacy of a classic studio and a look forward to the future of Japanese indie development.

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March 7, 2014

Rant Apocalypse and Microtalks sessions return to GDC 2014

gdc12a.jpgWe're just over a week away from the Game Developers Conference 2014, and today we're highlighting even more sessions for the Main Conference that you'll want to check out.

We're pleased to announce that the perennially popular Rant Apocalypse and GDC Microtalks are returning to GDC 2014. In addition, we're excited to share more details on Ryan Payton's talk about the design challenges Camouflaj faced while developing Republique.

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Experimental Gameplay Workshop returns to GDC 2014 with star lineup

EGW.jpg With less than two weeks remaining before the Game Developers Conference 2014, show organizers are detailing the lineup of the ever-popular Experimental Gameplay Workshop, which returns to GDC for its 12th year.

This jam-packed two-hour session -- which takes place Friday, March 21 at 2:30pm in Room 135 of the San Francisco Moscone Center's North Hall -- will showcase an eclectic mix of unusual game prototypes that defy convention and explore new ideas and genres.

This year the EGW is curated and organized by leading creators Robin Hunicke & Daniel Benmergui, and it promises to be an exciting opportunity for presenters and attendees alike to explore some fresh territory in game design.

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March 6, 2014

Business Matchmaking service returns for GDC 2014 All Access passholders

gdc_meeting1.jpgWe're less than two weeks out from the 2014 Game Developers Conference, and that means now is a great time for All Access pass holders, GDC Play exhibitors and Expo exhibitors to set up onsite meetings with each other using GDC's Business Matchmaking website.

This online tool allows GDC 2014 All Access Pass attendees to identify, contact, and request and receive meetings with GDC exhibitors of all kinds.

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GDC 2014 Summit sessions address the future of game narrative

papayyo1.jpgGame Developers Conference 2014 organizers are highlighting a few more noteworthy Summit sessions for the upcoming March conference that will help you refine your approach to game design in order to tell more compelling stories from start to finish.

These talks are part of the Game Narrative Summit one of the eight that will take place Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA during the first two days of GDC 2014.

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