The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is an annual conference for video game developers. The event includes an expo, networking events, and awards shows like the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival, and a variety of tutorials, lectures, and roundtables by industry professionals on game-related topics covering programming, design, audio, production, business and management, and visual arts.
This year, ArtCenter's Entertainment Design student project Kitchen Kauldron will be on display at the conference. It was selected as one of 19 games being unveiled. Be sure to vote for your favorite exhibit at GDC 2023 to crown one of the outstanding alt.ctrl exhibitors with the Audience Award. Voting will take place at the exhibit Wednesday through Friday of GDC.
Kitchen Kauldron is played inside a trailer. While in an ideal world, the trailer would be taken to the expo, it will not be able to make the trip to San Francisco. The students have designed a "portable" version of the game which will inform the layout of the booth. The project is presented by Avery Taylor, Simon Smith, Sammy Gerolaga (Game Design) and Stella Golden, Nicholas Huang, Wilson Huang, Jenelle (Jiawen) Yuan (Concept Design). The faculty overseeing the project include Justin Finuliar and Fernando Olmedo.
Kitchen Kauldron: Join Wendy the Witch's crew and help turn this struggling magical food business venture around as you embark through a gamified food truck experience. Work together in three different roles as you take and make orders throughout various magical lands. Watch the promo trailer here. Read more about the student project here.