More than 24,000 industry professionals were in San Francisco last week for leading conference

Record attendance for GDC 2014

The organisers of Game Developers Conference have announced the 2014 iteration has smashed attendance records for the event.

There were more than 24,000 developers, publishers and other industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week, spread across the main conference, the Business and Career Centers and the GDC Expo, in which more than 300 tech firms showcased their latest products.

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"We’ve concluded another successful GDC, thanks to all the volunteers, speakers, indies, students and the team at UBM, who helped to create a friendly, open and safe environment for everyone," said GDC general manager Meggan Scavio.

"The future of gaming is about hardware and software innovations, but more importantly it’s about the people who strive to further their art, who meet with others to examine best practices. These connections are what make GDC grow, and what makes it the ideal venue for professionals learning to advance their craft to make prettier, riskier, louder, quieter, affecting, addictive, fun and enriching gaming experiences."

GDC will return in 2015 from Monday, March 2nd to Friday, March 6th. It will once again be held in the Moscone Convention Center and submissions for speakers will open this summer.

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