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2014-03-24 08:35:14

Industry Professionals from Every Segment of the Game Development Community Convene for more than 400 Sessions, Active Expo Floor, The Game Developers Choice and Independent Games Festival Awards and More SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech Game Network's 2014 Game Developers ConferenceĀ® (GDC), the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, has set a record for event attendance, with more than...

2014-03-20 00:21:47

Tale of Tales' Luxuria Superbia, Simogo's DEVICE 6, Jason Roberts' Gorogoa, Hopoo Games' Risk of Rain and Galactic Cafe's The Stanley Parable Round Out the Night's Winners SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Pope's Papers, Please received the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game and its accompanying $30,000 cash prize this evening at the 16th Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 at the Moscone...

2014-03-17 12:30:07

28th Annual Gathering of the World's Largest Professionals-Only Game Industry Event Offers Robust Content, Debuts New Classic Studio Postmortem and Increases Focus on Advocacy and Social Issues in Game Development SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Game Developers ConferenceĀ® (GDC 2014), the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, commences today at the Moscone Convention Center in San...

2014-01-22 12:24:45

Competition Celebrates Most Innovative Up-and-Coming Talent from Universities and Game Development Programs Worldwide SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixteenth annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the winners of the twelfth annual Student Showcase, celebrating the most innovative and original games developed by university game programs and students from across the globe during the past year. The student talent showcased by the 2014 Student Showcase...

2014-01-07 12:25:40

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries have announced the Main Competition finalists for its prestigious 16th annual awards, honoring the most influential and outstanding development in independent video games. The IGF has nominated over 30 extraordinary game titles released in the past year. Candidates for the 2014 IGF Awards were distributed to nearly 375 elite judges for evaluation. Expert juries specializing in distinct...

2013-12-12 08:27:45

Award Winners to be Announced during Annual Ceremony on March 19 at GDC 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has opened nominations for the 14th annual Game Developers Choice Awards through January 4, 2014. Produced by the UBM Tech Game Network, the Choice Awards are one of the most prestigious honors in the video game development industry and will take place the evening of March 19, during GDC 2014 at the Moscone Convention Center in San...

2013-08-08 12:24:51

Main Category Entries for the 16th Annual IGF Due October 19, Student Showcase Entries Due October 31 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Submissions are now officially open for the 2014 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for a 16(th) year during GDC 2014 in San Francisco next March. This directly follows a record-breaking year, which saw nearly 900 entries for the 2013 event, including top prizewinners like FTL: Faster Than Light, Cart...

2013-04-01 12:25:00

Industry Professionals from Every Segment of the Community Convened for more than 500 Sessions, an Expansive Expo Floor, the Game Developers Choice and Independent Games Festival Awards and More SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech Game Network's 2013 Game Developers Conference® (GDC), the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, welcomed a record 23,000 industry professionals at last week's...

2013-03-28 00:20:36

Subset Games' FTL: Faster Than Light Wins Design and Audience Awards SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cart Life, Richard Hofmeier's realistic, sometimes heart-breaking game about food cart workers trying to achieve their dreams, earned the Seumas McNally Award for Best Independent Game and its associated $30,000 cash prize this evening at the 15(th) Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San...

2013-03-25 08:25:17

World's Largest Professionals-Only Game Industry Event Brings Back GDC Play, the Classic Game Postmortem Series and Marks an End to the Game Design Challenge SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Game Developers Conference® (GDC 2013), the world's largest and longest running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, is officially underway today at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. GDC 2013, which...