What did you think of the GDC/Steam Festival event?

Dinokaiser

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Mar 25, 2020
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Hello! This is my first post on the forum, hi. Since no one is talking about it I am very curious what people actually thought of the GDC/Steam festival event (I'll open a seperate thread about the actual games themselves as I have a lot to say about em). I thought the idea was a brilliant one and a fantastic way of getting attention to indies who sorely need it, I am not sure how much this helped indie devs considering GDC is as much about gamedevs networking and I haven't heard anything if this helped with that. I think the event was also a tad bit underpromoted, the entire time the event was going on it was the Ubisoft sale that occupied the top banner and as the festival went on it was more hidden away, which is a bit of a shame.
Personally i'm of the opinion that since we're headed to online conferences/events anyway for major game announcements, I think offering demos is a fantastic way to get the general audience excited, I know i'm more excited then before for games I hadn't even heard of before. If game devs are worried about datamining then I suppose game streaming could be an option (though with bandwidth issues going on worldwide that's either unlikely or will be very limited) but it would probably be a method AAA publishers would be okay with.
So basically: What did you all think of the event?
 

Zloth

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Well, I saw one demo that I was somewhat interested in but I soon forgot about it in favor of continuing the games I was already playing.
 

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