The Game Developers Conference 2013, a.k.a. GDC 2013, is in about three weeks. GDC has always been an event in which game developers gather together to discuss ideas and trends in gaming development for the year to follow. In order to get an earlier look at what developers are thinking and planning, the Game Developers Conference issued a State of the Industry survey to more than 2500 North American game developers, who either attended last year’s GDC or plan on attending GDC 2013. There were many interesting findings from Gamasutra out of this survey, which you can read about in more detail by clicking here. One interesting result, in particular, was that 44% of the surveyed developers are planning on turning to crowdfunding for their games.
While this doesn’t necessarily mean that we will see a rise in crowdfunding, it does indicate that more and more developers are interested in using sites such as Kickstarter to garner support for getting their games out. With the survey also pointing out that indie is on the rise, with 53% of the developers stating that they considered themselves as ‘indie developers’, crowdfunding is definitely gaining popularity.
Last year saw what some people claim to be a ‘Kickstarter revolution’, and it’ll be interesting to see what the rest of this year will yield in terns of game development. I’m sure we’ll get a more in-depth look into the minds of game developers this upcoming GDC 2013, which is taking place March 25-29 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. For more info on the event, you can visit their main site by clicking here.