Canceled gaming events – survival kit

Kristina Janković,
SGA team

Following the cancellation or, in better cases, postponement of some of the most anticipated gaming events of the year, organizers turn to online meetings, conferences, and lectures. In the absence of local educational content, the associations adapt to webinars and online workshops.

We believe that this list will be useful to you in the days of isolation and that you are sure to find something that interests you, whether it be lectures, workshops or useful tools and tips.

After you binge all of these, we’ll see you all again in person, hopefully, sooner rather than later!

REWIND – For already aired content

This is an ideal opporunity to binge watch SGA meetups!

Many of the presenters who were scheduled for this year’s GDC conference made their lectures available for free at the GDC Vault platform. Here’s a list and short descriptions off all the lectures so you can choose the ones that interest you the most.

Romanian B2B conference Dev-Play officially lists all their 2016-2019 lectures.

These are some other presentations and conferences that you can follow from home: Plan B ProjectFacebook: Game Developer Showcase#notGDCMicrosoft Game Stack,  Cocos Game Developer ConnectGoogle for Games Developer Summit Keynote.

FAST FORWARD – For upcoming events

  • IGDA (International Game Developers Association) webinars at their offical Twitch account.
  • March 27 – Registrations are still open for – Investment in a time of crysis, organised by EYIF (European Young Innovators Forum)
  • March 28 – Apeil 3 – GameDev World – Weekly event to raise funds for the GDC relief fund. The events include an GameJam. How to apply and other info at this link
  • 6 – 10 April – Pocket Gamer Connects Digital first digital edition of this conference. SGA discount applies
  • 16 – 17 April – There is also the Global Games Pitch, especially interesting to smaller, indie teams that have been particularly damaged by the cancellation of major conferences. If you have a ready pitch be sure to sign up!
  • The Nordeus Hub Deconstruction Club workshops continue to be held regularly!
    Folow their FB page.