GDC 2012 draws 22,500, GDC 2013 dated

Annual San Francisco Game Developers Conference attendance up 17 percent; show to return to Moscone Center March 25-29, 2013.


This year's Game Developers Conference set a record for attendees, event organizer UBM TechWeb Game Network announced today.

Escalators are more popular than stairs at GDC.
Escalators are more popular than stairs at GDC.

The group said a record-breaking 22,500 were in attendance at last week's show, marking a 17 percent increase from GDC 2011.

In addition to announcing attendance statistics for GDC 2012, organizers revealed that GDC will return to San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center March 25-29, 2013. Session submissions will be opened sometime this summer.

GDC is an annual gathering of industry professionals who run the gamut of the business, from programmers to publisher executives. Lecture sessions and workshops at the show offer insight into the business and art of the industry. The show also plays host to the Independent Games Festival and the Game Developers Choice Awards.

For more on GDC 2012, check out GameSpot's coverage of the event.

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