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July 21, 2014

Rovio and Twitch join the speaker lineup for GDC Europe 2014

Developers, take note: last week we announced that GDC Europe 2014 would host smart talks on the perils of Early Access development and the best way to develop great second screen apps. Today, we're excited to reveal two more noteworthy sessions for the major European game conference, which is being held in Germany this August.

GDC Europe is programmed to cover topics spanning AAA through mobile gaming and indie, both technical and business-focused. The pair of talks we're describing today offer timely advice on developing games within genres or on platforms outside your comfort zone, and they should include learnings for the entire community.

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July 16, 2014

GDC Europe adds expert talks on Early Access, second screen apps

In case you missed it: earlier this week we announced that GDC Europe 2014 would be hosting its own #1ReasonToBe panel as well as a session on developing for Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset. Today, we're excited to reveal two more noteworthy sessions for the major European game conference, which is being held in Germany this August.

GDC Europe is programmed to cover topics spanning AAA through mobile gaming and indie, both technical and business-focused. The pair of talks we're describing today provide fresh insight on the design and business of games, and they should include learnings for the entire community.

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July 14, 2014

GDC Europe debuts VR, #1ReasonToBe talks with under 48 hours to reg

With just over a day left until early registration for Game Developers Conference Europe 2014 ends on July 16, conference organizers are announcing two new talks for the show and encouraging anyone interested in attending to register now at the discounted rate.

The event covers topics spanning AAA through mobile gaming and indie, both technical and business-focused. The industry's leading authorities are presenting talks on everything from VR development to indie marketing strategies and AAA technical design tricks, and they should offer learnings for the entire community.

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Sweden, Germany and the UK rated top European dev hubs in GDC Europe survey

In order to better understand the European sector of game development right before GDC Europe, the Game Developers Conference has surveyed over 400 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2014 in August.

The resulting GDC Europe State of the Industry report offers some interesting insight into which popular and emerging platforms European developers are most excited to make games for, as well as how those developers are adapting to emerging trends like VR development and regional tax incentives for game makers.

We've run multiple stories about the results, and last week we shared some data suggesting European developers are embracing crowdfunding at a rate that presages significant change for the business of game development in the years to come.

Today we dig deeper into the data to try and better understand which European countries are perceived to be hotbeds of game development, how things have changed from a decade ago, and how they're likely to continue changing in the years to come as the industry adapts to new hardware and new business models.

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July 11, 2014

European developers rally to crowdfunding, according to GDC Europe survey

In an effort to better understand the European sector of game development right before GDC Europe, the Game Developers Conference has surveyed over 400 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2014 in August.

The resulting GDC Europe State of the Industry report offers some interesting insight into which European country is perceived to be a premier development hub, as well as how European developers are adapting to emerging trends like crowdfunding and regional tax incentives for game development.

We've been running stories about the results all week, and yesterday we shared some data regarding tax incentives in the European game industry that suggests many developers are still sore about the subject, despite new tax breaks in the UK and other regions.

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July 10, 2014

Tax breaks still a sore spot for many devs, GDC Europe survey says

In order to get a better understanding of the European sector of game development right before GDC Europe, the Game Developers Conference has surveyed over 400 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2014 in August.

The resulting GDC Europe State of the Industry report offers some interesting insight into which European country is perceived to be a premier development hub, as well as how European developers are adapting to emerging trends like crowdfunding and regional tax incentives for game development.

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July 9, 2014

GDC Europe 2014 adds new speakers and a new talk on Below

In the wake of our announcement that Telltale Games and Oculus VR will be presenting talks at GDC Europe 2014, we're excited to reveal two more notable updates for the major European game conference, which is being held in Germany this August.

The event covers topics spanning AAA through mobile gaming and indie, both technical and business-focused. The pair of talks we're describing today are part of the conference's storied Design track, and they should include learnings for the entire community.

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Game devs flock to VR as Steam Box interest wanes, says GDC Europe survey

In order to get a better understanding of the European sector of game development right before GDC Europe, the Game Developers Conference has surveyed over 400 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra.com, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2014 in August.

The resulting GDC Europe State of the Industry report offers some interesting insight into which European country is perceived to be premier development hub, as well as how European developers are adapting to emerging trends like crowdfunding and regional tax incentives for game development.

Now, a deeper dive into the data reveals several fascinating trends about the hardware that European developers are making games for, as well as their fervor for emerging platforms like VR, Steam Boxes and Android microconsoles.

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July 7, 2014

GDC Europe State of the Industry: PC and mobile reign, crowdfunding heats up

Industry watchers, take note: the organizers of the Game Developers Conference Europe have released the results of the second annual European State of the Industry Survey, which reveals trends around regional development hubs, tax incentives and platform preferences, in advance of the August conference.

The 2014 European State of the Industry Survey serves as the second in a series of yearly reports that offer insight into the evolution of the local video game industry prior to the start of GDC Europe 2014 in Cologne.

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July 6, 2014

GDC Europe 2014 adds fresh talks from Oculus and Telltale Games

European developers, take note: after last week's announcement that senior talent from both Epic Games and Wooga will be delivering talks at GDC Europe 2014, we're excited to reveal two more notable sessions for the major European game conference, which is being held in Germany this August.

The event covers topics spanning AAA through mobile gaming and indie, both technical and business-focused. The pair of talks we're announcing today are focused on the evolving landscape of both narrative and VR game development, and they should include learnings for the entire community.

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