UBM Tech Game Network announced that its 2014 Game Developers Conference set a new record for event attendance this year. The company, which also owns Gamasutra, says that this year's event saw with more than 24,000 industry professionals converge on San Francisco's Moscone Center last week.
"We've concluded another successful GDC, thanks to all the volunteers, speakers, indies, students and the team at UBM, who helped to create a friendly, open and safe environment for everyone. It's our great honor to host an event that honors the history, examines the status of, and projects into the future of the games industry," said Meggan Scavio, general manager of the Game Developers Conference. "The future of gaming is about hardware and software innovations, but more importantly it's about the people who strive to further their art, who meet with others to examine best practices. These connections are what make GDC grow, and what makes it the ideal venue for professionals learning to advance their craft to make prettier, riskier, louder, quieter, affecting, addictive, fun and enriching gaming experiences."
Organizers also announced that GDC 2015 will return to the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6, 2015, with the call for submissions to open later this summer.