Event details

GDC 2009
Start date:
March 23rd 2009
End date:
March 27th 2009
San Francisco

About GDC 2009

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games. 

The GDC attracts over 18,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the Think Services Game Group, a division of United Business Media.

This market defining conference features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. In addition, the GDC expo showcases all of the most relevant game development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward. The conference also features the eleventh annual Independent Games Festival, where new, unpublished games compete for the attention of the publishing community, and the ninth annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry.

GDC 2009 News

  • Harmonix unwittingly confirms LEGO Rock Band

    Harmonix’s Dan Teasdale has revealed via his blog that the company had planned to announce LEGO Rock Band prior to this year’s Game Developers Conference. According to Teasdale’s slideshow image, the game is currently pencilled in for release in 2009, most likely between Rock B...

  • Gran Turismo 5 coming to PSP?

    The elusive Gran Turismo 5 may be arriving on more than the PlayStation 3, according to SCEA hardware marketing director, John Koller. Speaking to VG247 at the Game Developers Conference, Koller mentioned that Sony is "looking at GT5 across all platforms, just to see what makes the most sens...

  • Dead Rising 2 has multiplayer, up to 6000 zombies on screen

    Speaking during a panel at the Game Developer’s Conference last week, Blue Castle Games confirmed that upcoming zombie sequel Dead Rising 2 will include up to 800 different clothing textures for the undead as well as full multiplayer support. Utilizing a program known as ‘mental mill&...

  • Uncharted 2 delivers the goods with newest screens

    As expected, the leaked Uncharted 2 gameplay footage from this year’s Game Developers Conference has resulted in a nice batch of screenshots. While the quality isn’t quite up to scratch, they're still impressive considering the source. We've included the screens below, courtesy of Cyn...

  • Leaked Uncharted 2 gameplay footage from GDC

    The first ever Uncharted 2 gameplay footage has been leaked from the Game Developers Conference. Again, much like the leaked God of War III footage, we're not sure how long this will be available, so we're going to cut right to the chase and post the video. Enjoy. Like it? It does look a lo...

  • LittleBigPlanet 1.12 patch detailed, adds in-game music

    Media Molecule has posted up fresh details on its upcoming LittleBigPlanet 1.12 patch. Dubbed Cornish Yarg, the update throws in numerous minor tweaks, though the most significant comes in the form of incorporating in-game music functionality, allowing players to select tunes from the XMB in Crea...

  • Kojima's new mission is 'the next MGS'

    Speaking at the Game Developers Conference yesterday, veteran game designer Hideo Kojima all but confirmed that his studio is working on a new title in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Kojima spoke in his keynote about the various hurdles he’s over come in the popular stealth-action series &...

  • Crytek: CryEngine 3 "will run slightly better" on PS3

    In an interview with IGN, Crytek President and CEO Cevat Yerli stated that CryEngine 3 "will run slightly better" on the PlayStation 3. The difference may be negligible to gamers themselves, however, as Yerli also remarked that "it'll look and feel probably the same" on both plat...

  • LittleBigPlanet and Fallout 3 dominate GDC Awards

    Fallout 3 and LittleBigPlanet, two very deserving games, were the hot ticket titles at this year's Game Developer Choice Awards. LittleBigPlanet had the most awards, nabbing Best Debut, Best Game Design, Best Tech and the Innovation Award, while Fallout 3 was honored with Best Writing and the most i...

  • Square Enix "can't say anything about" The Last Remnant for PS3

    During this week's Games Development Convention in San Francisco, Wired asked Square Enix's Hiroshi Takai if the PS3 version of Last Remnant was still in development, but he didn't seem to want to say much about it. "Well, as for the PS3 version, I can't say anything about that." state...