GDC San Francisco 2015 Round Up

Our Game Developers Conference 2015 Round Up 

At this year's GDC we were excited to welcome over 35 British companies to the UK pavilion of the expo show floor, with 6 Northern Irish companies and 13 Welsh companies joining us as part of their trade missions. The business area was buzzing with meetings, and the outwards-facing demo area featured 6 games companies demoing their fantastic games. And, as per usual, the walls and panels were adorned with iconic union jack flags and bunting.

UK companies who were in the Ukie space saved more than £25,000 in exhibition costs, thanks to the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) grants. These grants from UKTI made it easier for businesses to make potential deals with new partners and showcase their talent by exhibiting at these international events. 

The hospitality area was provided by UKTI, and morning pastries were provided by Wired Productions. Unity sponsored the bold pink coffee cups, with Marmalade providing beer mats for the stand.

Ukie also hosted the UK Industry drinks reception on Wednesday 4th March at the British Consulate. This VIP event was done in partnership with our friends at Multiplay, GameBench, Next Gen Skills Academy and UKTI. We were delighted to have more than 150 attendees from UK and international companies come together for free drinks and networking.

We are currently analysing the amount of business made at this year’s GDC, so if you are a UK company and exhibited at GDC with us on the UK pavilion, we would be grateful if you could fill out our short survey here. This will also help us to improve our performance, deliver great value and increase our impact at overseas trade shows.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the following UK companies who exhibited this year:

  • Audiomotion
  • BigBit
  • Billy Goat Entertainment
  • Celtic Productions
  • Centroid 3D
  • Cubic Motion
  • deltaDNA
  • Fat Pebble
  • Freedman International
  • GameBench
  • GLITCHE.RS
  • Green Man Gaming
  • Iglu Media
  • Inlifesize
  • Italic Pig
  • Marshmallow Entertainment
  • MIDAS
  • Milky Tea
  • Multiplay
  • Next Gen Skills Academy
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • Oysterworld
  • Pineapple Software
  • Playground Games
  • Quick Hands Ltd
  • Rantmedia Games
  • Stafford Bawler
  • Sugar Creative Studio
  • Troll  Inc
  • UKTI San Francisco
  • Vi-Ability Educational Programme
  • Wales Interactive
  • Welsh Creative Industries
  • West Coast Software Ltd
  • Winged Monkeys
  • YoYo Games

To register your interest for upcoming trade shows, please contact Jenny.