November's been a really quiet month, hasn't it? Just nothing going on at all ... no notable releases still coming this month, nope. It's a good thing everyone has so much free time though, because potential attendees can now register for Game Developers Conference 2014. This year's event will run March 17 - 21 at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.

You'll pay $1,475 if you buy an All Access Pass before January 31, which is a decent discount from the on-site price of $2,100. If you're a student aged 18 or older, you may be eligible for the Friday-only, $75 Student Expo Pass. Passes for individual "tracks" of the event, such as the Audio Track or Business, Marketing & Management Track, are also available to be purchased separately. If you're on the fence, the chart on the registration page breaks down what each pass will grant access to.

The GDC Summits will precede the main event, offering two days of lectures and panels focusing on specific parts of the gaming industry. Summits are dedicated to topics like localization or narration, but the press release notes that they all will teach through the "experiences and best practices of industry leaders."
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GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2014 OPENS REGISTRATION

Attendee registration for the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) is now open. Produced by UBM Tech Game Network, GDC is the world's largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event and hosts sessions led by leading industry experts and provides insight on best practices from key developers. GDC 2014 will take place March 17-21 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

The GDC Summits kick off the week long conference with two days of lectures, panels, postmortems, and more, by focusing on specific sectors of the game industry. From year to year, the GDC continues to define market innovations and future vision, providing insight into the future of gaming within the content of the Summits. The 2014 GDC Summit line-up is as follows:

· AI Summit

· Free to Play Design & Business Summit

· Game Narrative Summit

· GDC Education Summit

· Independent Games Summit

· Localization Summit

· QA Summit

· Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

Sessions at the GDC are divided into seven tracks, each focused on educating about a specific area of development through the experiences and best practices of industry leaders. This year's main conference tracks during Wednesday-Friday of GDC week are:

· Advocacy Track

· Audio Track

· Business, Marketing & Management Track

· Design Track

· Production Track

· Programming Track

· Visual Arts Track

Those interested in registering for the conference can do so by visiting the info page on the official GDC 2014 website. Discounted early bird prices will close January 31. For more information about GDC 2014 visit http://www.gdconf.com.

About the UBM Tech Game Network

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the UBM Tech Game Network offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include the Game Developers Conference®, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com and network of sites, the Game Advertising Online ad network, the App Developers Conference™, the Game Developers Conference® Next, the Game Developers Conference™ Europe, the Game Developers Conference™ China, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Visit: www.jointhegamenetwork.com

About UBM Tech

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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