Reminder: GDC Europe online registration closes today

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With GDC Europe 2015 less than a week away and the session schedule finalized, conference officials have taken the liberty of highlighting a collection of can’t-miss sessions for the event.

Online registration for GDC Europe 2015 will close today, July 29th at 23:59 PM ET. If you miss your chance to register online before the window closes, you’ll have to pay extra to register onsite.

GDC Europe will take place next Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd and 4th at the Cologne Congress-Centrum Ost in Cologne, Germany ahead of (and co-located with) the massive gamescom trade fair, with all GDC Europe passes guaranteeing entrance to gamescom.

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GDC Europe EIGS Roundtable: What’s the state of European indie dev?

gdceurope1.jpgHeads up, European game makers: some of the most innovative and intriguing indie developers in Europe will be showcasing their work at GDC Europe next week as part of the second annual European Innovative Games Showcase.

The nine games featured in this year’s showcase were selected by a coterie of judges from across the industry, and the winning developers will be offered full Speaker Passes to GDC Europe as well as the opportunity to give a 5-minute microtalks at the final session of GDC Europe’s IGS about the nature of their work.

It promises to be a great session, so if you’re attending GDC Europe in Cologne next week be sure to make time to see it —  last year’s inaugural EIGS is viewable now in video form on GDC Vault if you’d like a taste of what’s in store.

To get a better sense of the EIGS itself, we sat down ahead of the show with a few of its judges — game designers and showcase organizers Lea Schönfelder anJonatan Van Hove, GDC Europe Indie Games Summit advisor Kitty Calis, and Dutch indie developer/advocate Zuraida Buter — to talk about the nature of European indie game development and the evolving role of the EIGS.

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Gamescom exec chats about the ‘exciting and diverse’ state of European game dev

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With just weeks to go until some of the best and brightest in the game industry meet in Cologne to attend GDC Europe, conference officials want to remind attendees that your GDC Europe pass grants you complimentary access to the gamescom trade fair, which is co-located with GDC Europe.

In order to shed some light on the state of gamescom for GDC Europe attendees who may be unfamiliar with the event and its role in the European game industry, we chatted briefly with BIU managing director Maximillian Schenk.

The BIU (or Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware) represents the European interests of Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony and other game makers, and is the primary organizer of gamescom. 

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Come to GDC Europe for VR game design advice from Valve and Sony

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Heads up, game makers: The big GDC Europe conference in Cologne, Germany is just around the corner, and today GDC officials are proud to announce another pair of great talks you’ll be able to see at the August event.

You’ll find both of these sessions on GDC Europe’s popular Design track of talks, a perennial crowd-pleaser that explores the challenges, benefits and practice of game design.

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GDC Europe and Gamescom partner for first annual Women In Tech Day

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The organizers of GDC Europe are happy to announce a partnership with gamescom to help put on the first annual Women in Tech Day in Cologne, Germany.

Taking place immediately after the close of GDC Europe, this limited-capacity event will be held on Wednesday, August, 5th, the first day of gamescom. Prominent leaders from the video game industry and other areas of tech will come together to speak, network and share their unique experiences.

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GDC Europe: Wargaming shows you how to succeed with F2P on consoles

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GDC officials are lining up some great talks for the big GDC Europe conference next month in Cologne, Germany, and today they’re happy to announce two more exciting sessions for the event.

Both of these talks encompass multiple aspects of game design and development, but share a common thread in their placement on the GDC Europe Business Track of talks and their shared emphasis on helping game makers make a living while doing what they love.

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Come to GDC Europe for expert advice on making great indie games

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This year’s big GDC Europe conference in Cologne, Germany is just weeks away, and today we’re excited to announce another pair of excellent talks from game industry experts who will be speaking at the August conference.

These talks are each part of the GDC Europe Independent Games Summit, and showcase the unique learnings of some of Europe’s most experienced and talented indie game makers.

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GDC Europe: Turning the tide, hiring more women in the game industry

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With GDC Europe just weeks away, conference officials are excited to debut two more expert talks that will take place during the August conference in Cologne, Germany and address contemporary issues facing the game industry.

You’ll find both of these sessions on the GDC Europe Business track of talks, which encompasses everything from practical game studio staffing advice to insight into the value of new free-to-play monetization techniques.

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Get practical game career advice from Naughty Dog at GDC Europe

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We’re less than a month away from GDC Europe, and today GDC officials are happy to announce two more exciting talks from industry experts for the August conference.

Both of these sessions showcase the importance of practical game business learnings at GDC Europe, which will take place August 3rd and 4th in Cologne, Germany.

No matter what kind of games you’re making or how you’re making it, there’s sure to be something on the GDC Europe Business track of talks that will help you advance your career.

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PSA: Today is your last day to save by registering early for GDC Europe

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Game developers, take note: GDC officials would like to remind you that today is the last day you can register early for GDC Europe at a discounted rate. The event itself is slated to take place next month, August 3rd and 4th in Cologne, Germany, and promises to be Europe’s premier game development conference.

Early birds who register to attend GDC Europe before 11:59 PM Eastern today, July 8th, can save up to 200 euros off the price of an All Access badge. Your badge grants full access to both GDC Europe and Gamescom, which is co-located with the Game Developers Conference.

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