Google announced its Google for Games Developer Summit back in January as part of its GDC 2020 presence. However, with coronavirus fears resulting in GDC postponing the event, the search giant announced that it was going to conduct a “digital experience”. While not much was shared then, the Mountain View company has today shared more information on the schedule and sessions for the digital experience event.
The digital Google for Games Developer Summit kicks off with the first keynote on March 23 at 9:00 AM PT. The firm will then release the list of developer sessions. It adds that there are 10 hours of sessions available for developers.
The type of sessions that the company will cover include:
- Success stories from industry leaders on how they’ve conquered game testing, built backend infrastructure, and launched great games across all platforms.
- New announcements like Android development and profiling tools that can help deploy large APKs to devices faster, fine tune graphic performance, and analyze device memory more effectively.
- Updates on products like Game Servers (currently in alpha)—a fully managed offering of Agones, letting developers easily deploy and manage containerized game servers around the globe.
Those interested in the sessions can register here for updates. It is no surprise that the event will focus heavily on Stadia, the company’s game streaming service. It is also expected to share more about Android game development tools and its Cloud platform, and leveraging Google Cloud for improving in-game experience.
In addition to the sessions, Google is also coordinating with the GDC Relief Fund to help sponsor indie developers so as to compensate for losses incurred owing to the rescheduling of the event. As for developers that were hoping to share their content with peers, the search giant suggests that they use YouTube to stream events using tools like Live Streaming and Premieres.