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GDC Europe 2013 breaks record with 2,250 attendees from 56 countries

The 2013 Game Developers Conference Europe broke its attendance record this year, hosting 2,250 attendees from 56 countries, organizers announced today.

The conference took place last week in Cologne, Germany and will return to the city next year August 11 - 13.

GDC Europe, in its fifth year running, included 90 talks and panels from 130 international speakers as well as more than 75 exhibitors and sponsors. The event's most popular topics included virtual reality gaming, free-to-play business models, community management, the next generation of consoles and cinematic gaming experiences.

Attendees with VIP or All Access passes and GDC Vault subscribers will be able to access recordings of all presentations through the GDC Vault in the next few weeks.

"We were thrilled to see the bustling exhibit floor and receive such positive feedback about the valuable talks and networking opportunities at GDC Europe this year," said general manager of GDC events Meggan Scavio in a press statement. "We deeply appreciate the support of our exceptional roster of international speakers and the guidance of our celebrated advisory board members. And we're already excited about next year."

Check out Polygon's full spread of coverage from GDC Europe 2013 in our dedicated StoryStream.