The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2009 has come and gone and we’ve got the cool party pictures below to prove it! Many of the developers we met talked about the return of casual gaming to the mainstream. Proof of this is a look at the profits from games like WiiFit, iPhone games and other ‘pick up and play’ games that are meant for people of all shapes and sizes. One of the larger booths at the show was the OnLive booth which is a platform that streams popular video games from a server for you to play on your TV, Mac or PC (similar to the GameTap subscription based platform).
The atmosphere at GDC is casual and friendly – we bumped into people like Tommy Tallarico (Video Games Live), Robert Bowling (Infinity Ward), Cliffy Bleszinski (Gears of War), David Crane (Pitfall/Activision creator), John Romero (Doom/Id Software) and many more! The most talked about key-note was from Nintendo (as expected) in which they laid our their plans for upcoming games and more on the new DSi. We got a first hand look at some upcoming Activision titles like Wolfenstein, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Ultimate Alliance 2 which all looked promising! Thanks to EA Battlefield, Astro Gaming and Rock Band for throwing cool parties during GDC!