Valve to hold their own developer conference in January next year

Steam Dev Days

By on October 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

With Valve rapidly approaching critical mass as The Biggest Thing in PC Gaming, it makes sense that they would host their own, PC-gaming centric developer conference. They’re calling it “Steam Dev Days”, and it’ll run from January 15 to 16 in Seattle, Washington.

“Developers will share their design and industry expertise, participate in roundtable discussions and attend lectures by industry veterans on topics ranging from game economies to VR, Linux/OpenGL, user-generated content and more,” says the official site. “Developers will also have direct access to Valve’s Steam Team, and will be given a chance to test-drive and provide feedback on Steam OS, prototype Steam Machines and Steam Controllers.”

If you’re interested, registration costs $95. Press and media are not allowed to attend, as this is an “off the record event”, so if anything interesting happens we’ll… hear about it… somehow. And then tell you. Yes.

Stay tuned.

Source: Steam

4 comments (Leave your own)

Seems like a good time to announce HL3…

 

theman902,

At an event where discussions are off the record and they’ve barred media?

Unlikely.

 

Nowhere on the steam page does it claim anything that could be interpreted as “PC-gaming centric developer conference.” The whole thing seems to be about plugging steam products to developers to be honest as it only mentions steam products or steam-related things on the page. The only thing that doesn’t seem to be is VR, which will probably be coming to steambox anyway. If it was actually about the PC they’d have directX and Windows listed at the very least instead of just openGL and linux.

Also,

“My plans have changed and I cannot attend. How do I cancel?
A:
If you need to cancel your registration you may do so for a full refund, until Friday, December 6th, 2013. You can request a refund through Eventbrite (http://steamdevdays.eventbrite.com). ”

Ouch. More than a month from the date. That’s pretty harsh for a cut-off.

 

rapid101:
“My plans have changed and I cannot attend.How do I cancel?
A:
If you need to cancel your registration you may do so for a full refund, until Friday, December 6th, 2013. You can request a refund through Eventbrite (http://steamdevdays.eventbrite.com). ”

Ouch. More than a month from the date. That’s pretty harsh for a cut-off.

Absolutely not! 30 days out from an event or convention is commonly the standard date that final numbers are required by event organisers.

Working accommodation hotels and events myself we strictly require that any groups or conventions submit their final numbers no later than 30 days out from an event.

 
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