Heads 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 and Jonatan 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GDC officials are happy to reveal the lineup of games that will be featured in the second annual European Innovative Games Showcase during the 2015 Independent Games Summit at GDC Europe in Cologne next month, which itself includes a variety of talks from industry luminaries on the art and business of independent game development.
If you’re planning to register for GDC Europe, now is the time to do so — the Early Bird registration period ends tomorrow at 11:59 PM Eastern, and with it goes your opportunity to save 200 euros on an All Access Pass to the show, which grants you access to a slew of great talks like the European Innovative Games Showcase.
Games featured in the showcase were selected from a wide variety of applicants by game designers Lea Schönfelder and Jonatan Van Hove (who will also MC the event) working alongside the IGS’ European advisors Kitty Calis, Amnesia‘s Thomas Grip, Copenhagen Game Collective’s Lau Korsgaard and a panel of judges from across the industry.