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GDC19 Highlights

Wednesday-Friday, March 18-20, 2020

See more than 550 companies showcasing the latest game development tools and services in the GDC Expo. Meet with leading technology companies including Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine and explore new partnerships and business opportunities. Play games from independent developers in GDC Play, alt.ctrl.GDC, IGF Pavilion, and other community spaces.

GDC Expo 2020 Hours:

  • Wednesday, March 18: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday, March 19: 10am-6pm
  • Friday, March 20: 10am-3pm

The GDC Expo connects game developers with a range of cutting-edge products and services:

  • Development Tools
  • Monetization
  • Education & Training
  • Funding & VCs
  • Gamification
  • Government


  • Legal
  • Marketing & PR
  • Outsourcing & Localization


  • Publishers
  • Recruitment
  • Tools & Middleware

GDC Expo Highlights

GDC Play

Play games from 100+ emerging and independent developers.

VR Play

Demo amazing, immersive experiences from VR and AR developers.

Country Pavilions

Visit country pavilions representing the global game development industry.

GDC Connect

Use the business matchmaking tool to find contacts and pre-arrange meetings.

Business Center

Attend private meetings and demo technology in an exclusive setting.

Community Spaces

Play games and meet new people in community spaces throughout the week.

Happy Hour on the GDC Expo

The GDC Expo Happy Hour is the perfect way to cap off an eventful and productive first day on the expo floor. Unwind with new friends and business partners on Wednesday, March 18 at the hosted bars serving complimentary beer and wine from 5-6pm.

GDC Digital Tote Bag

GDC strives to produce a sustainable event and is replacing physical attendee bags with the Digital Tote Bag to reduce waste. Access key information from leading game and technology companies and view details on products and services from GDC exhibitors and sponsors.

GDC Industry Stage

The GDC Industry Stage hosts a series of presentations, demonstrations, and expert-led panels covering a broad range of topics related to working in the game development industry, as well as information on the industry itself. The Industry stage is also home to GDC Pitch where ten GDC Play exhibitors are selected to pitch their games to an opinionated panel of investors and publishers. Sessions are open to all pass types and run Wednesday through Friday in the Expo.

Industry Stage Sponsored Sessions:




Connecting the Global Game Development Community