For ModSquad and the Games Industry, GDC is the Place to Be

ModSquad has always had a passion for the games industry, from our beginnings in a Second Life sports bar to our tireless work today on countless video games (for such companies as Trion, Bandai Namco, Wooga, Schell Games, and Konami). We grok gaming like nobody else.

So for us, trekking to the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) main event at San Francisco’s Moscone Center is akin to making a pilgrimage. This year’s event takes place February 27 through March 3, and ModSquad will be there in force! See us at location TT08.

From its humble beginnings 28 years ago as a gathering of game designers in founder Chris Crawford’s living room, GDC has become the largest yearly gathering of software developers in the video game industry. It’s a can’t-miss destination for those in the field who wish to network, gather insights, and discuss the future of gaming.

Rich Weil, ModSquad’s SVP of Global Operations, shares his insight with a captive audience at GDC 2016.

For the near-decade that ModSquad has been in existence, we’ve been right beside our colleagues in the video game industry at GDC. We’ve built relationships with many fantastic partners, have participated in numerous panels at the event, and have even expanded our ranks with gaming-industry veterans like Rich Weil, our SVP, Global Operations, whose background includes stints at NCSoft and Kaneva. In fact, Rich will be on hand this year at GDC, and will rep ModSquad at the conference’s two-day focus on virtual reality games, VRDC.

As the video game field evolves, ModSquad has remained at the forefront of supporting new technologies. We’re the wizards behind the support and moderation curtains for many of your favorite games, from classic desktop to mobile apps to augmented-reality experiences. The gaming industry is in our DNA, and our Mods are gaming enthusiasts who feel at home in the communities of today’s leading games. (And we’re working with many of the top names out there, even though we’re sworn to secrecy about some of them!) Our Mods are gamers themselves, which is why we are the premier partner for so many game developers around the world.

It’s always fascinating to see how the conferences’ summits reflect the ever-changing focus of the industry. We saw it with the rise of mobile gaming and the shift of community-based games into mobile. We were there as attendees buzzed about AI and inspected the offerings of the latest indie developers to leap into the field. And we’ve been part of the conversation as attention heated up on VR and AR over the past couple of years. ModSquad has been in the center of all of those conversations, working with developers and publishers to create the best player experience possible.

We’re excited to meet up with those developers and introduce ourselves to some new friends this year at GDC. We can’t wait to see what those creative geniuses have in store for us gaming geeks!

Moseying over to Moscone for GDC? Say hello to ModSquad. Rich Weil and Matt Hostler will be in the house!


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