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An Interactive Showcase For Indie Games

GDC Play features innovative projects from emerging and independent developers. Play the games and meet the people who created them in this interactive showcase on the GDC Expo!

GDC Play Features

Best in Play

A selection of games from GDC Play will be designated "Best in Play" during the week of GDC.

Winners will receive special "Best in Play" designations and free passes to the next GDC event.

GDC Pitch

A selection GDC Play exhibitors will be picked to pitch their games to an opinionated panel of investors and publishers in front of a live audience.

The pitch is followed by questions, advice, and feedback before the judges declare the day's "Best Pitch" and winners are awarded free passes to the next GDC event.

2023 Best in Play Winners


Twisted BrainZ

Hamster on Rails

DX Gameworks

Zombie Rollerz: The Last Ship

Zing Games Inc.


Speed Crew

Wild Fields


Kaigan Games Entertainment (MDEC Malaysia)


HyperVR Games

The Wandering Village

Stray Fawn Studio

Evil Wizard

Rubber Duck Games

GDC Pitch 2023: Day 1 Finalist


Zombie Rollerz: The Last Ship

Zing Games Inc.

Ultimate Godspeed


BlackThorne Keep Chronicles

Limiar Studios

Tower of Samsara: Hidden Treasures

Ilex Games


Mac n Cheese Games

GDC Pitch 2023: Day 2 Finalist

Mark of the Deep

Mad Mimic


Sky of Tides

Lofty Sky Entertainment


Astrolabe Interactive Inc.

Unsung Empires: The Cholas

Ayelet Labs LLC


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