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GDC awards and talks to be live-streamed next week

GDC organisers have announced plans to stream the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, plus a range of developer talks next week.



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GDC organisers have announced plans to stream the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, and a range of developer talks next week.

Following the cancellation of this year’s Game Developers Conference, the event’s organisers have confirmed that speaker-recorded versions of many talks will be live-streamed throughout next week.

The sessions will be broadcast from Monday to Friday via GDC’s Twitch channel. All streamed talks will also be available to watch for free via the GDC Vault, and many will be published to the conference’s official YouTube channel in the coming months.


Additionally, this year’s Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremonies are going virtual and will be live-streamed via Twitch on March 18. As originally planned, the IGF awards will be hosted by Trent Kusters, and Kim Swift will present the GDC Awards.

Ahead of the awards, Double Fine and iam8bit will also present a virtual edition of the Day of the Devs indie game showcase.

Microsoft has also confirmed that the company’s lineup of GDC sessions will be live-streamed as part of a new online event called Game Stack Live.

The full schedule will be published on the GDC website this Friday.

GDC 2020 Livestream Dates and Times

  • Developer talks – March 16-20 between 9 am and 5 pm PT
  • Microsoft Game Stack – March 17-18 from 10 am PT
  • Day of the Devs – March 18 at 4 pm
  • IGF and GDC Awards – March 18 from 5 pm

Read our in-depth report to find out how the games industry is coming together to manage the fallout from GDC’s cancellation.

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