The Game Developers Conference for 2011 begins Monday.
This marks the 25th time it has been staged. Once you're decided on making it to the Moscone Center in the city, it'll be time to set up your schedule Builder online. This can also be downloaded to your phone so you have it with you all the time, even when the WiFi is doubtful. Much like the SIGGRAPH Pocket guide application.
There are Tracks covering the Production, the financial strings and creative visuals of games. There are streams for the Independent producer, the student of particular software packages, genres and game streams.
Speakers have been gathered from Splash Damage, Naughty Dog, Ubisoft, EA, Bungie LLC, Valve Software, LucasArts, Riot Games, Rockstar, CCP, Epic, Zeboyd, Loot Drop and many, many more active studios. The Trade show floor opens on Wednesday with displays and product information demonstrations planned from studios, software vendors and industry luminaries.
The 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards and the 13th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards are on Wednesday night. Here the very best developers are celebrated and honoured for their work over the past year. Award highlights are Lifetime Achievement, Pioneer, Ambassador and the coveted Game of the Year Award, which was won last year by Naughty Dog for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
There is so much happening over the next week in San Francisco. Be sure to jump back here for when we land and get into the action in at the Game Developer's Conference.