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Welcome to Day 1 of GDC Showcase—All Online!

It's finally here: The all-online GDC Showcase starts today, with three days of incredible content and connections. Kick things off here with the sessions and networking events you can expect today!

The online event start at 7:00am PT today (10:00am ET, 3:00pm GMT). If you're still building your schedule, head to our full schedule here to see everything we've got going on at GDC Showcase today.

And if you haven't bought your pass yet, there's still time! Click the link below to register for GDC Showcase.

Register for GDC Showcase Here!

There are two networking sessions happening today, at 7:00am PT (10:00am ET, 3:00pm GMT) and 4:50pm PT (7:50pm ET). Make sure to join us on our exclusive networking platform (through Gather) to build connections... and have some fun! In addition, here are a few sessions you shouldn't miss out on as you start your week: 

Vault Rewind: Queens of the Phone Age: The Narrative Design of 'Reigns: Her Majesty' (GDC 2018)

Time: 9:05am - 9:35am PT

Description: In the sequel to popular mobile kingdom management swipe-em-up 'Reigns', the team wanted to push past "Yass Queen" and "go girl!". Writer Leigh Alexander shares her narrative design process around the tricky political tightrope of women's power, especially when it has to be both violent and funny.

The 'Lamplighters League': Music Systems and Live Recording

Time: 9:40am - 10:10am PT

Description: Jon Everist, Game Audio Network Guild award winning and ASCAP nominated composer for BATTLETECH, Shadowrun, The Solitaire Conspiracy will dive deep into a brand new IP from longtime collaborator Harebrained Schemes, recorded at Abbey Road studios and implemented via Wwise, Jon will showcase the steps taken to implement and execute a live recorded project on both large and small scales. Jon will show many videos from recording sessions and showcase the Wwise project for how these recordings were used in the game.

Production & Team Leadership Career Fireside with Veronica Peshterianu and Danielle Reindeau

Time: 12:25pm - 12:55pm PT

Description: In this fireside chat, Game Developer editor-in-chief Danielle Riendeau interviews Veronica Peshterianu, Chief Operating Officer and Production Lead at System Era. They’ll discuss growing a career in production and team leadership and the importance of helping teams deliver amazing player experiences through collaboration and creativity—as well as her work giving back to the games industry through mentorship, knowledge-sharing with colleagues, advisory boards, and more. Live Podcast Interview: Chris Zukowski

Time: 2:40pm - 3:40pm PT

Description: Chris Zukowski is a game marketing consultant and strategist, with a particular expertise in helping game developers get the most out of Steam. He’ll join Game Developer Podcast hosts Alissa McAloon and Danielle Riendeau to chat about indie game marketing, current genre trends, what is (and isn’t!) working for getting eyes on your game, and more. Follow the Game Developer Podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more illuminating conversation and commentary from brilliant people on the video game industry!

Living Paintings of OFK: Art Directing the Style and Lives of an Indie-Pop Band

Time: 3:45pm - 4:15pm PT

Description: We Are OFK features four virtual band members who were created from the culmination of the development team's varying backgrounds and visions-- from different art styles to differences in approach. The characters are the living, breathing, virtual friends made by the devs after years of careful style search and technical exploration. Join the Art Team as we explore and reminisce on the development history of OFK, from excitement to frustration to breakthroughs, and why the characters feel so real.

It's all part of GDC Showcase, an online event happening June 27-29 dedicated to bringing 3 days of great content and networking to the global game dev community. 

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