Indie Idyll for the Vidgame Crowd

Independent gdcfilmmakers may have Sundance, but indie gamemakers head to San Francisco.

More than 20,000 are gathered at the city’s annual Game Developers Conference through March 29, looking to generate buzz — and hopefully land distribution — given it’s the only show where smaller titles made by teams of fewer than a dozen people can stand on even footing with deep-pocketed studios.

Read more at Variety

What to expect at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference

When gdc-13it comes to video game conventions, GDC — the Game Developer’s Conference, if you’d care to be formal about it — tends to live in the shadow of E3.

Unlike its flashier cousin, which is loaded with new console details and flagship game announcements, GDC is more about how those games are made. While it might not have the consumer pull of E3, however, GDC delivers an unvarnished look at the games business and often tells us where, exactly, we’re all headed.

Here are five topics we expect to dominate this year’s show, which runs from March 25 – March 29 in San Francisco.

Read more at Yahoo! Games