Fresh from the press release mailbox is the success from the recently-concluded Game Developers Conference by Think Services. The press release came with the heading, "2009 Game Developers Conference Once Again Serves As Focal Point For Worldwide Videogame Industry," plus a few stats on this year's events that made the whole thing, in their words, a "week of learning, networking, and inspiration."
The 2009 GDC Managed to haul in over 17,000 game industry pros into San Francisco for the largest industry-only event dedicated for interactive entertainment - a crowd ranging from aspiring devs to the teams of gaming's finest publishers. An impressive number that may be, it still fell short of last year's attendance - the all-time high of 18,000. That's alright though, it was a tough act to follow.
Event director Meggan Scavio, was pleased with the outcome:
The success of this past week in San Francisco proves the resilience of the games industry. It is a testament to the spirit of our more than 20 year old conference and community, and evidence of videogames continued evolution into a mainstream form of entertainment, that the various constituents of the industry were able come together at GDC as they did year.
The big GDC caravan will move to the Moscone Center for the 2010 conference.
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