Google for Games Developer Summit Goes Virtual

The newly-virtual Google for Games Developer Summit will be held March 23, 2020, Google has announced.

“Last month, Game Developers Conference (GDC) organizers made the difficult decision to postpone the conference,” the Google for Games Team writes in a new post to the Android Developers Blog. We understand this decision, as we have to prioritize the health and safety of our community … Though we won’t be bringing the news in-person this year, we’re hosting the Google for Games Developer Summit, a free, digital-only experience where developers can watch the announcements and session content that was planned for GDC.”

The Google for Games Developer Summit begins March 23, 2020 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET with a broadcasted keynote address. After that, Google will provide what it calls a full lineup of developer sessions with over 10 hours of game developer content. You can expect the following “types of sessions,” Google says:

  • Success stories from industry leaders on how they’ve conquered game testing, built backend infrastructure, and launched great games across all platforms.
  • New announcements like Android development and profiling tools that can help deploy large APKs to devices faster, fine tune graphic performance, and analyze device memory more effectively.
  • Updates on products like Game Servers (currently in alpha)—a fully managed offering of Agones, letting developers easily deploy and manage containerized game servers around the globe

You can sign-up now at the Google for Games Developer Summit website.

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  • rm

    11 March, 2020 - 10:18 am

    <p>Can they hear the crickets when it is virtual . . . I don't see why a developer would care about this.</p>

    • lvthunder

      Premium Member
      11 March, 2020 - 10:44 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#530417">In reply to RM:</a></em></blockquote><p>If you are an Android game developer you would care a lot about this.</p>

    • nicholas_kathrein

      Premium Member
      11 March, 2020 - 11:45 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#530417">In reply to RM:</a></em></blockquote><p>People care. Early days.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      12 March, 2020 - 7:31 am

      What? Why wouldn’t they? Most developers don’t go to the live events for whatever technologies they use. They access the virtual resources on demand, if at all.


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