The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event. There may be GDCs in other parts of the world now, but this is the original one!
The GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM Tech Game Network
This conference features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. In addition, the GDC expo showcases all of the most relevant game development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward.
The conference also features the seventeenth 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 fifteenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards
, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry.
It is a major conference with a major price tag but this year at least 25 Imirt members are doing to be there along with both old and new faces from the Irish games industry.