2017 is upon us, and that means it's almost time for this years Game Developer Conference. Those looking to attend GDC have until midday PST on January 18 to get the conferences early bird rate, which offers a saving of up to $700 of the rates you'll pay on-site.
GDC has always been known as one of the most high profile international game developer's events, and ticket holders will be joining 27,000 other attendees, including industry experts, developers, studio heads and potential investors who are all looking to gain an edge in the multi-billion dollar games industry.
There's also many talks from those in the industry, delivering insight on some of the biggest games of the year, but also talks about indie gems and news ideas from visionary people in the games industry.
A small sample of the talks include:
Development on a Shoestring: Ultra Low Budget Indie Games
Oded Sharon, Corbomite Games
BUSINESS & MARKETING TRACK
Networking Scripted Weapons and Abilities in 'Overwatch'
Dan Reed, Blizzard Entertainment
Art Direction of 'Street Fighter V': The Role of Art in Fighting Games
Toshiyuki Kamei, Capcom Co., Ltd.
VISUAL ARTS TRACK
These three talks just show the breadth of the talks on offer, but you can see if anything else takes your fancy here.