Game Developers Conference Announces "GDC Summer" For August

GDC 2020 Announces Their Summer Event Will Go Digital

Some bad news for people looking to attend GDC's Summer event as the physical plans have been changed into digital ones As you are probably aware, multiple events have been canceled, rescheduled, or turned into digital-only events since the COVID-19 outbreak took place GDC 2020 was one of the first big events to be affected[...]

GDC 2020 Has officially Been Postponed

GDC 2020 Announces Virtual Awards & Talk Schedule

GDC 2020 may be postponed as an event, but organizers have decided they will continue to run some of the plans strictly online The organization will provide free streaming content from March 16th-20 between 9am-5pm each day, featuring many of the original speakers who would have been at the event in person This includes the[...]

Gamedev.World Launches Fundraiser To Help Devs Post-GDC 2020

Gamedev.World Launches Fundraiser To Help Devs Post-GDC 2020

So in the wake of GDC 2020 being canceled, something many of us don't see is the financial aftermath that takes place on indie developers While bigger companies like Facebook, Sony, and Electronic Arts can blow off their travel plans like its nothing and maybe even get their money back from organizers, it's the smaller[...]

Electronic Arts Pulls Out Of GDC 2020 Over Coronavirus

The latest company to pull out of GDC 2020 this week is Electronic Arts as they've cited the coronavirus as their main reason Word got out from the company, not by any official channels, but through a LinkedIn update The update in question came from Alex Sherer, who is an Ad Product Development Specialist at[...]

Kojima Productions’ Ken-Ichiro Imaizui Has Departed The Company

Kojima Productions Has Now Backed Out Of GDC 2020 Over Coronavirus

Continuing the trend of companies bailing from conventions due to the coronavirus, Kojima Productions has pulled out of GDC 2020 The company posted a notice on its website informing attendees of the tough decision they had to make this year The statement was pretty brief, but it confirms Hideo Kojima will not be in attendance.[caption[...]

Facebook Cancels GDC Plans Over Coronavirus Concerns

Facebook Cancels GDC Plans Over Coronavirus Concerns

Joining the growing list of companies pulling out of events due to the coronavirus, Facebook has decided to skip GDC 2020 this year The company posted the notice you see below on Oculus' website, letting fans and attendees know they would not be at the convention Instead, they will be doing a live video presentation[...]

Sony Officially Announces The PlayStation 5 For 2020 Holidays

Sony Pulls Out of GDC & PAX East Due To Coronavirus Issues

Sony has decided to pull out of two more conventions in 2020, but this time due to concerns over the Coronavirus, as they skip GDC and PAX East The company announced earlier that they would be pulling out of PAX East in a statement on their blog, now it appears they've added San Francisco's event[...]

The Best of GDC's Brazil Games Showcase

The Best of GDC's Brazil Games Showcase

GDC and PAX East this year hosted a Brazil Games Showcase, which brought some of the best indie games from Brazil to the states in order to look for publishers, and press.Several of the showcase games were up for awards at GDC Play this year, and quite a few took home top honors I was[...]

Sparklite at GDC

Redefining the Classic Adventure Game with Sparklite at GDC

Red Blue Games' Sparklite is a brawler-adventure with procedural world generation, but its classic influences are pretty obvious even at first glance. The game's rogue-like level map generation, and sardonic humor set it apart as a fully modern invention, but the top-down isometric view, world-building, and art style are clearly reminiscent of early Nintendo classics, […]

Buildings Have Feelings Too at GDC

Buildings Have Feelings Too! A New Take on the City Builder at GDC

It’s a cute approach to the modern city builder, though the controls for moving buildings around is rather difficult to control, at least as of GDC.Buildings Have Feelings Too! will launch on PC, PlayStation4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in late Summer 2019. [caption id="attachment_1014848" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit// Merge Games[/caption]Merge Games’ and Blackstaff Games’ Buildings Have[...]

Sniper Elite 2 Remaster at GDC

Sniper Elite 2 Remaster Plays Like a Brand-New Game

[caption id="attachment_1010831" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit// Rebellion[/caption]Rebellion’s remaster of Sniper Elite 2 was playable at GDC last month, to show off the all new graphics, rendering technology, and improved x-ray kill cam.The soul of the game is still the same in the remaster, with players taking on the role of elite sniper Karl Fairburne, who parachuted into Berlin[...]

Operencia at GDC

Zen Studios' Operencia is a Properly Retro Dungeon Crawler

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is Zen Studios'  homage to classic first-person dungeon-crawlers, and is based on several Central European folktales. An old-school turn-based battle system is just the icing on the retro cake that is this game. The plot synopsis is pretty, well, standard: An unknown force has abducted the Sun King Napkiraly, leaving Operencia in a […]

Dual Universe at GDC

Dual Universe at GDC

Novaquark's Dual Universe is a continuous single-shard sandbox MMORPG, meaning that players share an absolutely massive world of potentially millions of players on one server. And the worlds of Dual Universe are fully editable by players. Novaquark's player-driven approach to the game also manifests in the game's economy, politics, trade, and warfare, all of which will be […]

The Church in the Darkness Doesn't Recommend Joining a Cult

The Church in the Darkness Doesn't Recommend Joining a Cult

Paranoid Productions' The Church in the Darkness is a stealth infiltration game with a side of mystery and human psychology. But it absolutely does not endorse the thought of joining a cult. Loosely based on several different and problematic cults, though the easiest touchstone is of course The People's Temple (better known as "Jonestown), the game […]

Raji: An Ancient Epic at GDC

Raji: An Ancient Epic at GDC

Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action adventure game by Nodding Head Games. Raji is set in ancient India and puts players in the role of Raji, a young girl who is chosen by the gods to stand against a demonic invasion. Her destiny is to rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura. […]

Devil's Hunt at GDC

Devil's Hunt is Nothing Like The Witcher, and That's Awesome

1C Enterainment and Layopi Games' Devil's Hunt is  a third-person action game based on the novel Equilibrium by Paweł Leśniak. As such, the game centers around the eternal war between Angels and Demons. Players take on the role of Desmond, the only person capable of turning the tides on favor of one faction or another, though he can […]

The Soujourn at GDC

The Soujourn is Portal, but with Statues

Because it’s a story driven puzzler with a plot straight out of Final Fantasy.The puzzles are decently challenging and vaguely reminiscent of Portal in that you have to swap places with statues in order to solve the different puzzle challenges to move through the world.The combination of stylish atmosphere, unique puzzles, and engaging story made[...]

Having Drinking Contests with Demons in Afterparty

While I didn’t get to play mich of the game at GDC a week or back, the parts if the game I played and watched were surprisingly engaging.You can get a better idea of the gameplay from the E3 trailer released last year. [caption id="attachment_1008832" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit// Night School Studio[/caption]Afterparty is Night School Studio’s[...]

SkyBox Labs' Stela is a Beautifully Simplistic Puzzler

SkyBox Labs' Stela is described as acinematic, atmospheric platformer which centers around a you g woman who witnesses the final days of a mysterious ancient world and needs to solve puzzles to escape from various foes. The puzzles all have a timed element to them, as the enemies will immediately race at the player, so quick […]

[Hands-on] Conan Unconquered is Somehow Mundane

The late-stage demo at GDC was hands-off for press, but we did get to watch the absolute destruction the game is capable of at higher difficulties Our hands-on demo was designed around the beginning stages, which are far easier However, they do show off the basics of the game, which are pretty standard.And honestly, that[...]