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We've Reached the Final Day of GDC 2023!

We can hardly believe we’re saying this, but it's the final day of the 2023 Game Developers Conference! It's been wonderful getting a chance to connect with the global game dev community, and we're excited for what today has in store.

Today is the Game Career Seminar, with a series of sessions and talks about finding that perfect job, recruiting the ideal candidates, or moving to the next stage of your career or business. While at the GDC Expo, take a look at our amazing sponsors and exhibitors.

You can also check out the GDC Play finalists and alt.ctrl.GDC alternative controllers, as well as stop by GDC Arcade Play to play some classic games. Make sure you get there before 3:00pm, as that's when the GDC Expo closes for the year. 

You can pick up your badge between 8:30am and 3:00pm at registration, located in South Hall, Street Level. Be sure to complete your registration and log into Swapcard so you can start learning and networking. 

Sessions start at 10:00am today. If you’re still building your schedule, check out our GDC Session Guides, organized by discipline. 

With one final day under our belt, we wanted to take a moment and highlight some other events you shouldn’t miss:

Student Workshop: Exploring Real-Time 3D Career Pathways with Unity (Presented by Unity)

Location: Esplanade 153, South Hall
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description: "Unity is on a mission to empower more learners to become real-time 3D creators. Real-time 3D is not just redefining interactive content in video games, but impacting a wide-range of industries including architecture, medicine, automotive, aerospace, and film. Join us in this panel to learn how to get started and thrive in high-growth careers in gaming, AR, VR, engineering and more. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis."

Climate Games: The Developer's Field Guide

Location: Room 2016, West Hall
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass
Description: "The Developer's Field Guide for Climate Games aims to help developers use their games to raise awareness and activate players toward pro-environmental goals—by providing a proven step-by-step method to structure the developers' creative journey and make sure they maximize the impact potential of their game."

Game Career Seminar: Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer Part 1 (Panel) and Part 2 (Portfolio Reviews)

Location: Room 3016, West Hall
Panel: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portfolio Reviews: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Friday Only Pass
Description: "This panel consists of art directors and lead artists from major studios who will help expose portfolio pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as provide real-world examples of how to succeed in getting, and holding, an art director's attention. It will be followed by a multiple-hour session for individual portfolio reviews."

The History of Latinx Characters in Games
Joe Tirado (Communications & Marketing Lead, System Era Softworks)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
Description: "In this talk, Latinxingaming's Joe Tirado will do a deep dive on the history of Latino characters in games—including where they succeed and fail—and then discuss the important role that game developers have in creating authentic representation that can mean so much to millions of people."

Experimental Game Workshop 2023

Location: Room 303, South Hall
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass
Description: "In this fast-paced, game-packed session, panelists will showcase a selection of surprising and intriguing prototypes made by innovation-minded game developers from all over the world. By demonstrating games that defy conventions and traditions in search of new genres and ideas, this session aims to ignite the imagination of all game makers. Come see what's happening in the world of Experimental Games, and be inspired!"

Planning Marketing Beats That Increase Wishlists and Won't Disrupt Development

Location: Room 2006, West Hall
Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Description: "This talk discusses the marketing activities that yield the most wishlists—by sharing historical data on what has been the most successful for Graffiti Games' released and upcoming games."

We’re so thankful to have had you join us this year, and we can't wait to see you at GDC 2024!

Remember, many of the sessions and talks from GDC 2023 will be added to GDC Vault in the coming weeks. Want access to these and hundreds more sessions from past GDC events? Sign up for GDC Vault today!

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