The annual Game Developers Conference will be arriving this month like always, and we will be there like always as well. This year is already shaping up to be a pretty awesome one with some of the games we will be going hands-on with while running around like crazy. So here is an idea of what we will be checking out during GDC and, of course, if there’s anything you want us to scope out or have questions you want us to ask a specific developer, do let us know.
Every year at GDC there are plenty of games we get to check out and play that haven’t been released yet and this year is no exception to that. Some games are brand new, while others are sequels to already existing titles. There’s also a few games we are hoping will be there that haven’t yet confirmed their attendance, such as Torchlight Mobile.
So far we are confirmed to check out Firefly Studios upcoming game Stronghold on mobile. We talked about this existing PC MMORPG franchise back in August 2015 and that it would be making the leap to mobile devices. Well it appears that the game is almost ready for launch as we will be checking out the mobile version at GDC 2016. Another previously talked about game is Heroes of Skyrealm, which we will be going hands-on with the final build at GDC before it fully launches.
Heroes of Skyrealm
One game that no one knows about having a sequel, until now of course, is The Sandbox. That’s right, The Sandbox 2 is now officially a thing and we will be going hands-on with this new sequel at GDC. If you don’t know about this game, it is essentially a game where you can pretty much do anything you want, but in a more retro 2D fashion. It can be pretty fun. More details on the sequel coming up shortly!
Two other developers we already have interviews set up with are 4:33 Creative Lab, makers of Blade: Sword of Elysion, and BrightLocker, which is a company working on the first ‘crowd publishing’ platform. 4:33 Creative Labs have a new game gearing up for release which we will also be checking out while doing our interview. Other companies we will be meeting up with include GREE, DeNA, Nexon, Gameloft, and so on. We will also be sitting down with Sandbox Interactive, the developers of Albion Online.
Blade: Sword of Elysion
Of course there will also be plenty of Virtual Reality stuff, and we will be checking all of that out as well. We are also one of the official judges for the Big Indie Pitch competition at GDC 2016. So if you are going to be participating in that, we will see you there!
So there is a lot going on this year at GDC 2016, and this list isn’t even 20% of what we have planned, including live coverage this year. So, if there is something you want us to check out, or questions you have for a developer, let us know in the comments below.