Like most events of early 2020, the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in February. In March, plans were announced to hold GDC Summer, which was to be a 3-day event held from August 4-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

However, those plans changed this week. Taking a cue from the many developers and teams working from home and having to collaborate online, GDC Summer is officially transitioning to a fully online event. In the press release GDC released on Thursday, they also added that “we’re inspired to adapt and deliver GDC in a digital format that will be available to everyone with an internet connection, and will work hard to deliver the high-quality content and networking opportunities GDC attendees have come to expect.”

They have not announced any official programs yet, but, when first announcing GDC Summer, the revealed the event was going to include a new series of career development sessions covering topics like how to pitch your game, effective communication strategies, how to land a publisher, and business development strategies.

More information can be found at the official Game Developers Conference website.

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Amanda G.

Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!