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access_time April 1, 2013 at 1:54 PM in Culture by Ramon Aranda

GDC 2013 Nets Record-High Attendance; Dates 2014 Show


This year’s Game Developers Conference saw record numbers in attendance, as 23,000 industry members flocked to the convention center in downtown San Francisco.

“With the game development industry evolving at a faster clip than ever before, we find both the profile of the developer and the types of games represented at GDC also growing to include new and different people and interests,” said Meggan Scavio, general manager of the Game Developers Conference.  “The response we’ve gotten to this year’s event makes us feel confident that the changes we’ve made, such as the introduction of the Advocacy Track and the Free to Play Game Design and Business Summit, have helped evolved the conference to be even more inclusive. We are thrilled to continue to be a place where members of the profession can connect, discuss and showcase, and look forward to continuing the tradition in upcoming events.”

The show’s highlights included first-looks at Metal Gear Solid 5, as well as Oculus Rift, PlayJam’s GameStick, Ouya and accessories for the PlayStation 4.

UBM Tech Game Network also unveiled the dates for next year’s show, as GDC 2014 will take place between March 17-24, 2014.


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