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Connect with game developers throughout the week!

Check out community spaces to relax, play games, and meet new people in themed areas for indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, and more.

Expo Floor Community Spaces

Game Audio

Chill out with video game music and join in on a jam session.

Visual Arts

Show off your art skills and connect with other artists.


Collaborate in a story with your peers and relax with unique writing tools.

Game Design

Push the boundaries of game design and engage with your fellow designers.

IGF Pavilion

Play games nominated as finalists in the Independent Games Festival awards.


Play inventive and innovative games using unique, one-of-a-kind controllers.

GDC Arcade Play

Delve into a selection of arcade games.

Narrative Wall

The GDC Narrative Wall is an interactive project dedicated to celebrating the creativity and ideas of the GDC Narrative community. At GDC, attendees can share story ideas, which are then turned into an interactive work of fiction by a team of talented writers.

Partner Community Spaces

Day of the Devs by iam8bit and Double Fine

See the greatest indie games, devs and players the universe has ever known.


Play 20+ new titles created by indie developers from around the world.

Mild Rumpus by Wild Rumpus

Explore a handpicked selection of the finest alternative games and playful digital work.

Shut Up & Sit Down

Play the latest and greatest board games released this past year.

Train Jam

Play games created by developers traveling by train to GDC.




Connecting the Global Game Development Community