Organizers of 2013 Game Developers Conference Europe have announced 2,250 attendees across at least 56 countries enjoyed the conference and exhibits for last week's show in Cologne, setting an attendance record for the largest game development show in Europe.
Showing the depth of European and international presence at the show, almost 15 countries sent more than 25 attendees to GDC Europe 2013, including host country Germany, the UK, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Italy.
In addition, more than 25 countries had at least 10 game developers and businesspeople attending - including Turkey, Spain, Ireland, with strong U.S. and Canadian presence and those from even further afield like Australia and Brazil.
Organizers have revealed that the conference will return to Cologne, Germany on August 11-13, 2014. It's once again co-located with gamescom, the leading European interactive entertainment consumer trade show, set to take place August 13-17, 2014 - gamescom itself also reported record numbers last week.
In its fifth year, GDC Europe 2013 (full Gamasutra event coverage) welcomed close to 130 national and international speakers and more than 75 exhibitors and sponsors. The conference featured more than 90 lectures and panels on the best practices in game development across five Main Conference tracks (Business, Marketing & Management, Design, Production, Programming and Visual Arts) and three summits (Free to Play Design & Business Summit, Smartphone and Tablet Games Summit and Independent Games Summit).