Opinion: Written out

Opinion: Written out

I’ve been attending the Game Developers Conference Online in Austin for a number of years now. It’s possibly my favourite game industry event for a number of reasons: all the happy reunions and hobnobbing of the main GDC but on a less gruelling schedule (as in, I actually have time to eat meals!), more time for conversation with the friends and colleagues I only see a few times a year, more space to digest the talks and trends. Plus, they have some fine bars in Austin, let me tell you.

GDC 2012: Attendance up 17 per cent

Some 22,500 videogame industry professionals attended last week's Game Developers Conference, organisers have confirmed.The figure represents year-on-year growth of 17 per cent for the event, and sets a new attendance record. Organisers have confirmed that the event will return next year, to the same venue – San Francisco's Moscone Center – from March 25 to 29.

GDC 2012: Deadly Premonition bound for PS3

The PS3 version of cult adventure Deadly Premonition is headed to the west, according to executive producer Yasuhiro Wada.Wada's GDC session yesterday was mostly about the 16-year history of his Harvest Moon franchise, but he said work was being done on a western localisation of Deadly Premonition for PS3, which was only released for Xbox 360 in the west.