Great news: Game Developers Conference 2017 is now open for registration!
This will be the 31st edition of GDC, the world's largest and longest-running event for game developers, and you can register right now by visiting the official GDC 2017 website!
And you should register now, because Early Bird pricing -- with discounts up to 30 percent -- will remain in effect for a limited time. Also some passes, including the popular Indie Games Summit pass, have limited amounts -- so if you’re interested, don't delay!
The 2017 GDC runs from February 27th through March 3rd, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. This year GDC will once again host seven high-quality Summits as well as VRDC @ GDC, a sort of sister conference focused on virtual reality game dev. Plus, there will be lots of tutorials, bootcamps, and Main Conference tracks spanning all major facets of game development - from in-depth business strategy to hardcore design and programming sessions.
Organizers are also adding several new features for Game Developers Conference 2017, including:
- A host of curated playable areas at the event, like the return of the popular Alt.Ctrl.GDC alternative controller exhibit, Indie Megabooth, Day Of The Devs, Wild Rumpus, and a new GDC Retro Play retro gaming area, which is currently looking for submissions!
- Multiple new focused Summits & deep-dives on the Monday and Tuesday of GDC, including the all-new UX Summit (devoted to "all facets of the user experience discipline in the video game industry"), and a Board Game Design Day (a "deep dive into the art and science of designing non-electronic board and card games.")
- A brand new 'GDC Movie Night' series, with screenings of specially themed movies taking place on-site at the event on Monday and Tuesday evening, and open to all attendees. The inaugural year's theme and the two selected films will be announced in the near future.
Alongside all this, the GDC Expo at the show will showcase all of the most relevant game development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward, alongside a raft of country-specific pavilions, playable games in the GDC Play area, and beyond.
The conference will also feature the nineteenth annual Independent Games Festival, the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide, where original games compete for the attention of the publishing community, and the seventeenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry. Come join us!