Tue 8th Mar 2011, by | Gdc2011
The 25th Game Developers Conference, just wrapped up in San Francisco, has broken their own attendance record.
This huge event in the city's Moscone Center, managed to break last year's attendeance record comfortably. Last year was 18,250 and this year brought in in excess of 19,000 attendees. There were also over 650 speakers in sessions over the five days, bringing these eyes to around 450 lectures, roundtables, panels and tutorials. There were also associated summits, and get togethers, parties and challenges bringing people from up to 70 countries to the event.
The conference was also accompanied by the 13th Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) and the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCAs).
Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo President gave the keynote, covering the history of his company and how he sees the future of gaming. There were some incredibly detailed 'post-mortems' in the challenges of game development, and the show floor was packed all three days it was open. Congratulations to the organisers for a job well done.
See you in 2012!