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GDC 2023 Session Guide for Educators and Students

In our Educators Summits track, discover the most innovative and exciting ideas in game education. For Students, explore new ways to learn and grow, while getting ready to jumpstart your career in your chosen field.

GDC 2023 Session Guide for Independent Games, Studios, and Creators

In our Independent Games track, hear from the best and brightest indie game creators. Attend lectures, postmortems, microtalks, and panels representing diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives, including many former and current Independent Games Festival finalists and winners.

Legendary Game Designers John Romero and Mabel Addis Honored at GDCA 2023

Mabel Addis will posthumously receive the Pioneer Award, which honors breakthrough business, tech, and game design milestones. The award-winning game designer, level designer, and programmer John Romero will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on iconic and genre-defining first-person shooters.

The Full GDC 2023 Session Schedule Is Now Live

It's time to start picking and choosing which exciting sessions, talks, and events you can check out on which dates—making it easy to plan your week in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate fashion.

GDC 2023 Session Guide for Production and Team Leadership

In our Production and Team Leadership track, learn tactics for managing game production, no matter the size or scope of your game. From AAA console games to emerging platforms with new challenges, producers need to keep teams and projects on track and increase efficiency along the way to ship games on time.

Leslee Sullivant to Host 2023 Game Developers Choice Awards

The Game Developers Conference is pleased to announce that Leslee Sullivant will be serving as host for GDCA 2023, taking place at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (with a live broadcast on Twitch).

Experimental Game Workshop Returns, Here's How It's Different in 2023

For 2023, the Experimental Game Workshop has expanded its focus beyond interactivity and mechanics alone—what it means to be an "experimental game" also includes gameplay, subject, storytelling, and representation of cultural perspectives and values.

GDC 2023 Session Guide for Audio and Game Music

In our Audio track, join the game industry's top audio professionals to share knowledge and experience from the real world addressing, audio's unique aesthetic, technical, business, and logistical problems.

GDC 2023 Session Guide for VFX Artists, Animators, Technical Artists, and More

In our Visual Arts track, be inspired by leading artists' work from stellar concept art to post-production and learn about the process behind the work. Learn methods to create quality art and animations for all kinds of games under tight deadlines; from stellar concept art techniques to post-production best practices and everything in between.

Here Are the GDC 2023 Narrative Summit Poster Winners

Participating students choose a game title and conduct a detailed and structured analysis of its narrative elements, and a select number are given passes to GDC 2023 and invited to present poster sessions of their work at the Game Narrative Summit.

GDC 2023 Session Highlight for Design, UX, and Level Design

In our Design track, learn methods to create compelling interactions with realistic physics, facial expressions, and lighting. This guide features some standout sessions, panels, and events dedicated to helping your career and company growth efforts.

Session Guide for 2023 IGF Awards and GDCA-Nominated Games

Dozens of games from incredible indie and AAA studios are featured as finalists and honorable mentions in the 2023 Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards—and many of them are speaking at the Game Developers Conference. Head here for a list of some of the amazing sessions featuring top picks from IGF and GDCA.

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