With just a day left to register online for next week's GDC Europe event, organizers have chosen to highlight the various events and parties that will take place during and after the Cologne show.
These social events are hosted by some of the show's sponsors, and serve as a great opportunity to relax after the conference and get to know other industry professionals and developers.
A GDC Europe pass is required to get in to each of these parties, so make sure to register online while there's still time. Once online registration closes, passes will be available only via on-site registration, which opens Sunday, August 14 at 3:00PM.
The following are some of the biggest sponsored events open to GDC Europe attendees:
- On Monday, August 15 at 8:00PM, Crytek will host its very own Crytek GDC Night, offering a venue for show attendees to relax, chat, and network with game developers from around the world. The event will take place at Rheinterrassen, Rheinparkweg 1, 50679 Cologne and is open to all GDC Europe pass holders.
- On Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30PM, Glu Mobile will sponsor the Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Mixer, an event that ties in with the titular GDC Europe Summit. Here, pass holders can drink, mingle, and meet other industry professionals involved or interested in mobile and tablet-based games. The event will take place on the Expo Floor at the Congress-Centrum OST Koelnmesse.
- At 9:00PM that same evening, pass holders can head over to the Diamonds Club at Hohenzollernring 90, 50672 Cologne for the GDC Indie Party. Here, badge holders can dance, have drinks, and chat with fellow developers, students, and high-level professionals from throughout the industry. Attendees will also get a taste of Europe's nightlife with a live act by Sound of Games.
For more information on any of these events, please visit the official GDC Europe events section.
In addition to the above events, all GDC Europe attendees with All Access, Main Conference, or Summits & Tutorials passes will gain entrance to the major video game trade show gamescom, a consumer-facing event showcasing the latest technologies and upcoming games.
Over the past several weeks, GDC Europe organizers have also highlighted some of the notable sessions from next week's show, including a keynote from Mercury Steam founder Enric Alvarez on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, as well as a Crytek keynote and talks from Ninja Theory and IGF chairman Brandon Boyer. These sessions represent just a glimpse of the notable content within GDC Europe 2011, and the full lineup is available on the official Schedule Builder.
GDC Europe will take place next week from August 15-17 at the Cologne Congress-Centrum Ost, where it will once again serve as the leading game industry event for developers, consumers, publishers and trade professionals.
For more information on the show, please visit the official GDC Europe website, or subscribe to updates from the new GDC Europe-specific news page in RSS form, official Twitter page, or official Facebook page.