GDC Play

gdcplayGDC 2015
March 2-6, 2015
Expo Dates: March 4-6
Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA

GDC Play is a unique opportunity for emerging developers to showcase their games in a low cost turnkey solution to key distributors, publishers, press and investors attending the conference.

GDC Play participants will have access to the official GDC Business Matchmaking software—the catalyst for business at GDC. Request and receive meetings from major publishers, distributors, All-Access Pass holders and exhibitors attending the event.

GDC Play includes special events to further encourage B2B meetings, including an invitation-only VIP Reception and Networking Lounge open all 3 days.

View a sample of organizations who attended GDC Play in 2013
View additional industry support for GDC Play, including press

GDC Play Opportunities

Marketing/Promotions


GDC Play Opportunities


GDC Play

Rate Deadlines

Early Bird

3/21/14- 1/5/15

Post Early Bird

1/6/15 - 3/1/15

Tabletop $2,995 $3,495

 

Pre Event Exposure

  • Company Listing on GDC Business Matchmaking site, includes comprehensive profile page with logo.
  • Full access to GDC Business Matchmaking software allowing you to request and receive meetings from major publishers, All Access Pass holders and exhibitors attending the event.
  • Company listing with logo in GDC 2014 Update Newsletter promoting GDC Play, sent to 60,000 GDC subscribers. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • 160x600 ROS banner on Gdconf.com. Expires at end of event. See banner spec details.

Onsite Exposure

  • Tabletop Details
    • 6 x 8 Booth Space
    • Black Drape
    • Black Side Rail
    • Installation
    • Standard ID Sign (Text Only)
    • One (1) 6' Skirted Table (Black Drape)
    • Two (2) Standard Side Chairs
    • One (1) One 500-watt electrical drop
    • One (1) Wastebasket
    • AV Package, monitor, mouse, keyboard
  • Sponsor listing and 50 word company description in printed Event Guide if materials received no later than the print deadline provided
  • Five (5) Expo Passes
  • Three (3) GDC Play Staff Badges
  • 15% off up to five (5) GDC Conference Passes


Contact your sales rep for more info.

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GDC Play Meeting Room

Rate Deadlines

Early Bird

3/21/14- 1/5/15

Post Early Bird

1/6/15 - 3/1/15

Meeting Room $5,250 $5,650

 

A 10'x10' lockable, hard-walled enclosure for your most private meetings.

Includes:

  • Table
  • Four (4) chairs
  • Wastebasket
  • ID Sign (11" x 14")
  • Lockable door

Pre-Event Exposure:

  • Company Listing on GDC Business Matchmaking site, includes comprehensive profile page with logo.
  • Company logo in GDC Update Newsletter promoting GDC Play. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • Full access to GDC Business Matchmaking software allowing you to request and receive meetings from major publishers, All Access Pass holders and exhibitors attending the event.
  • 160x600 ROS banner on Gdconf.com. Expires at end of event. See banner spec details.

Onsite Exposure:

  • One (1) 10x10 meeting room located in the GDC Play pavilion
  • Sponsor listing and 50 word company description in GDC Event Guide
  • Five (5) Expo passes
  • Three (3) GDC Play Staff Badges
  • 15% off up to five (5) GDC Conference Passes

Contact your sales rep for more info.

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GDC Play Networking Lounge (Exclusive) - $20,000

Become the center of attention by hosting this three-day networking lounge housed within the GDC Play showcase area!

Pre-Event Exposure:

  • Lounge description, company logo and link on the GDC Play page of GDC website
  • Sponsor listing, 50 word description and logo on sponsors page of GDC website
  • Event listing, logo in the GDC update e-newsletter promoting Events
  • Offering full use of GDC Business Matchmaking with a special software solution for registrants, allowing you to request and receive meetings from major publishers, All Access Pass holders and exhibitors attending the event.

On-Site Exposure:

  • 1 custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote event.
  • Cash bar with bartender during event hours
  • 4’x8’ double-sided hanging banner with Sponsor logo (Show Management produces/hangs banner)
  • Two (2) 22"x28" signs with Sponsor logo in Lounge
  • Tables and lounge seating provided by Show Management
  • Napkins with Sponsor logo imprint (Show Management produces napkins)
  • Two (2) All Access Passes
  • Three (3) GDC Play Staff Badges

Contact your sales rep for more info.

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GDC Play Welcome Kit (Exclusive) - $12,000

Use this high profile exclusive sponsorship to increase brand recognition and place your message into the hands of independent and emerging developers. Each GDC Play Welcome Kit combines sponsor provided branded gifts with useful and fun items (such as hand sanitizer, breath mints, high energy snacks, screen wipes, etc..) in a 'GDC Play' branded soft-sided container that's delivered to every GDC Play exhibitor.

Sponsor deliverables:

  • Logo and 50 word description with link on the GDC Play page of GDConf.com
  • Logo and 50 word description with link on the GDC Sponsors page of GDConf.com

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A sample of organizations you can schedule meetings with via GDC's Matchmaking Software

Over 70 Publishers, Investors, and Agents including:

2K Games, 505 Games, 6waves, Activision/Blizzard, Atlus, Big Fish Games, Cartoon Network, Digi-Capital, Digital Chocolate, Disney Mobile, EA Partners, GameHouse/Real Networks, Glu Mobile, Indie Fund, Joystick Labs, Konami, Microsoft Game Studios, Namco Bandai Partners, Nintendo, Replay Games, Rovio, Seahorn Capital, Spry Fox, Square Enix, Steam, Tapjoy, Telltale, Trion Worlds, Ubisoft, Union Entertainment, United Talent Agency

Over 300 GDC Exhibitors and sponsors including:
Google, Unity, Epic Games, Crytek, Sony, Blizzard, Activision, WB, Riot Games, BigPoint, Disney, Tencent, Kabaam, Valve, Gaikai, Onlive, Digital River, Amazon, Playspan, NCSoft

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Industry Support for GDC Play

Over 250 Top Media Outlets will be attending GDC Play, including

GameSpot MSNBC
The New York Times AOL Games
1UP Spike TV
G4 TV Joystiq
IGN Bloomberg News
Wall Street Journal Reuters
Kotaku PC Gamer
CNN Electric Playground
Engadget Gamasutra
Macworld Magazine Destructoid


Largest number of International Governments and Trade Organizations exhibiting at GDC and GDC Play, including

Belgian Trade Commission
Koelnmesse GmbH
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia, Canada
Korea Game Developers Association
Prochile Scottish Development
International Swedish Trade Council
Game Developers Association of Australia
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
TIGA
Quebec Government
Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

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  Brenner Fuller Brenner Fuller
GDC Play Account Manager
P: 603.856.0674
brenner.fuller@ubm.com
 
 


For more information, fill out a Request for Proposal Form.