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Wednesday-Friday, March 20-22, 2024

Connect with companies showcasing the latest game development tools and services in the GDC Expo. Meet with leading technology companies such as Meta, Epic Games, and Microsoft to explore new partnerships and business opportunities. Play games from independent developers in GDC Play, alt.ctrl.GDC, IGF Pavilion, and other community spaces. Learn more about all the GDC Expo has to offer below, and visit our Passes & Prices page when you're ready to join in! 

GDC Expo Highlights

GDC Play

Play games from emerging and independent developers.


Play games using alternative controllers and meet the developers behind them.

Country Pavilions

Visit country pavilions representing the global game development industry.

Arcade Play

Delve into a selection of retro games.

GDC Connect Lounge

Pre-arrange meetings or mingle in our networking lounge.

Business Center

Attend private meetings and demo technology in an exclusive setting.

IGF Pavilion

Play games nominated as finalists in the Independent Games Festival awards.

Virtual GDC Expo

Connect with top game development companies showcasing their latest tools and services and explore new partnerships and business opportunities in the virtual GDC Expo!

The virtual GDC Expo is open to all pass types and will feature all our exhibitors. Explore at your leisure throughout the week, 24 hours a day, and set up meetings at select times. 

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 giveaways, white papers, research papers, case studies, video product demonstrations, pre-recorded webinars, and more from leading game and technology companies.

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 GDC Expo.

Partner Stage

Located on the Expo Floor Wednesday-Friday, the GDC Partner Stage hosts the latest technology and products presented by top studios.


Connecting the Global Game Development Community

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