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All-new GDC Retro Play to debut at GDC 2017, calls for submissions

Game Developers Conference organizers are pleased to announce that free submissions are now open for GDC Retro Play, a brand new area at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that specifically concentrates on showcasing retro consoles, computers, games and related memorabilia.

GDC organizers will be donating free space adjacent to the GDC Play indie dev-centric part of the show from Wednesday, March 1st to Friday, March 3rd to select retro collectors or organizations.

They are targeting those who would like to showcase playable versions of the best of video game history (from Atari 2600 to SNES to Amiga and beyond) to over 27,000 eager game developers attending GDC 2017.

Expanding on previous GDC showcases from the National Videogame Museum and others, individuals and organizations can apply for space as small as a table (featuring 2-3 playable consoles or computers), or even multiple tables.

Each accepted organization will receive complimentary GDC 2017 passes and be given free space to show classics, curios, obscurities, or sets of games across multiple machines.

Themed applications, unconventional sets of hardware, and exhibits which can rotate through multiple sets of games are especially welcome to apply. Organizers are also looking for local collectors who might be able to provide arcade machines for the event.

Interested parties can now fill in this form to apply for GDC Retro Play. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21st, 2016, and selected individuals, groups, or organizations will be contacted in November with more information on exhibiting at GDC 2017, which takes place from February 27th to March 3rd, 2016.

For more information about GDC 2017 please visit the official GDC website.


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