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Welcome to Your First Day of GDC 2022!

It's finally here! The Game Developers Conference 2022 has returned to the Moscone Convention Center—along with folks attending remotely from around the world. We're kicking things off with an incredible first day of Summits, talks, and events. 

If you're here in San Francisco, you're welcome to pick up your GDC pass between 8:00am and 5:00pm today using our contactless system. Whether joining us in-person or remotely, be sure to complete your registration and log into Swapcard so you can start learning and networking with the global gam dev community. 

In case you’re still building your schedule, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some sessions and events you shouldn’t miss out on as you start your week:

Workshops and Special Events


  • Learn about the process and inspiration for the cinematic gameplay animation for 'Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart'! Animation Summit session starts at 9:30am PT in Room 209 (South Hall)
  • Worldwalker Games’ Nate Austin talks about Getting Players Emotionally Invested in Procedural Characters in 'Wildermyth' in this Independent Games Summit session at 10:50am in Room 2009 (West Hall)
  • FIFA 22' had its first 11 player vs 11 player full 90-minute match motion capture session involving professional football (soccer) teams. Find out how they did it in this Animation Summit session at 4:40pm PT in Room 2001 (West Hall)
  • Daniel Mullins hosts an Independent Games Summit postmortem for his IGF Awards and GDCA-nominated game, 'Inscryption,' taking place at 4:40pm PT in Room 3002 (West Hall)
  • 'Forza Horizon 5' contains the largest and most diverse world Playground Games have created to date, and the VFX team had to build all effects for this game from scratch in a new particle editor. The lead VFX shares the story at 5:30pm PT in Room 202 (South Hall)

For more great Summits and sessions to check out today, be sure to visit the full GDC 2022 schedule in Session Viewer! And if you're still in need of a GDC pass, you can register for GDC 2022 at on-site registration prices for our in-person or virtual event. 

GDC is happening now in San Francisco, March 21-25! For more information on GDC 2022, including our virtual options, be sure to visit our website and follow the #GDC22 hashtag on social media.

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