Yes, it’s that time of year again: GDC, the world’s largest Game Developer Conference, is back in session, and Gamevice is here checking out all the latest gaming developments.
Last year, the big star of GDC was Fortnite. The game was already out for more than a year, but it had just been ported to Mobile a few weeks prior, and the folks at Epic went all-out with a massive promotion. The center of the main hall was dominated by a giant Fortnite booth, with live tournaments, professional streamers, and even a life-sized Loot Llama rodeo bull. A high bar to top, but we shall see what this year has in store for us!
Apple isn’t expected to have a significant presence at GDC – they never do – but Google is predicted to make a big splash this year. They’ve been quietly gearing up their gaming division over the past few years, and there’s a high expectation that we’re about to see the results at this year’s GDC. Fun possibilities there. Even if Google and Apple don’t show up, there will be tons of iOS and Android games on display.
Speaking personally, while last year’s Fortnite display was incredible, my Best In Show award has to go to Oceanhorn 2, tucked away in the corner of Epic’s Unreal Engine developer section. I got to go hands-on with the follow-up to iOS classic Oceanhorn, and it already felt like one of the most amazing mobile games I’d ever seen. I can’t wait to see what it looks like after another year of development.
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