Over 24,000 industry professionals attended the 2014 Game Developers Conference, organizer UBM Tech Game Network announced today. This year's event saw the unveiling of PlayStation's Project Morpheus, a hands-on tour of Valve's latest Steam controller, and a look back at the history of Shenmue and LucasFilm Games.

The record-breaking attendance swarmed San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, where game creators, press and publishers discussed the industry's inner workings and its future. Though not an officially tracked or verified or real statistic, local Starbucks stores also registered higher-than-normal accuracy with cup names, thanks to the hugeness and legibility of official GDC badges.

The Game Developers Conference will return to the Moscone Center on March 2-6, 2015.

Bonus GDC gag gif:

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.