GDC Europe welcomes new high of 2,100 attendees, next year's conference dated

This year's Game Developers Conference Europe hosted over 2,100 video game industry professionals from around the world, a new record for the 4-year-old show based in Cologne, Germany, organizer UBM TechWeb announced today.

This year's Game Developers Conference Europe hosted over 2,100 video game industry professionals from around the world, a new record for the 4-year-old show based in Cologne, Germany, organizer UBM TechWeb announced today.

The company will return to Cologne for GDC Europe 2013, which will be held from August 19-21st, 2013.

GDC Europe 2011 also reached the 2,100-person mark, but the 2012 convention managed to eclipse last year's tally. "We're very proud that GDC Europe once again exceeded expectations," said Meggan Scavio, general manager of Game Developer Conference events, "thanks to our excellent lineup of international speakers and our diligent advisory board members."

Among the attendees were more than 100 international speakers, over 65 exhibitors and sponsors, and nearly 300 members of the press. Highlights from GDC Europe 2012 included EA DICE general manager Karl Troedsson's exploration of Battlefield 1942; a lecture from Dan Pinchbeck of thechineseroom, creators of Dear Esther; and a BioWare talk that included a frank discussion of day-one DLC.

Check out those stories and the rest of our GDC Europe 2012 coverage, direct from Germany, right here.

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