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Monday and Tuesday, March 18-19, 2019

Hear from the best and brightest indie game creators in the Independent Games Summit. Attend lectures, postmortems representing diverse voices, experiences and perspectives, including many former and current Independent Games Festival finalists and winners. Register for an Independent Games Summit pass ($399 - limited passes available), or an All Access pass or GDC Summits pass for access to all Independent Games Summit sessions.

As an alternative option to attend the Independent Games Summit, GDC has once again partnered with the Indie Giving charity, with proceeds and volunteering time going to San Francisco homeless charities. If you're looking to do some good for the local community, learn more about how to participate now.



Featured Independent Games Summit Sessions

How to Make Games and Influence People: Leading Your Team Effectively and Healthily

Jennifer Hazel (CheckPoint)

Building Games around Humor: Lessons from 'The Haunted Island, A Frog Detective Game'

Grace Bruxner (Independent)

More Feelings, Frewer Features: Showcasing Your Indie Game through Messaging and Video

Derek Lieu (Independent), Dana Trebella (Spoke and Wheel Strategy)

Independent Games Summit Sessions at GDC 2019

Independent Games Summit Advisors

Akira Thompson


Ryan Clark

Brace Yourself Games

Tanya X. Short

Kitfox Games

Jonatan Van Hove


Steve Swink

CubeHeart Games

GDC Conference Tracks

Design   |   Programming   |   Business & Marketing   |   Visual Arts   |   Production & Team Management   |   Vision   |   Advocacy   |   Audio   |   Conference Overview

GDC Summits & VRDC

Game AI   |   Community Management   |   Educators   |   Game Narrative   |   Mobile   |   Independent Games   |   Game UX   |   Summits Overview   |   Game VR/AR   |   Entertainment VR/AR

GDC Tutorials

Advanced Graphics Techniques   |   Animation   |   Art Direction  |   Audio  |  Board Game Design  |  Discoverability   |   Esports   |   Game Design   |    Level Design   |   Machine Learning   |   Math for Game Developers   |   Production   |   Storytelling Fundamentals   |   Technical Art  |   Tools   |   Visual Effects   |   Tutorials Overview




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