We know that GDC is a hectic time, and there is a lot of competition for your time when it comes to the many sessions at GDC. I'd like to suggest you hang out with us tomorrow in our sponsored sessions in the West Hall, Room 2002, as we have one of the best lineups we've had in years. Lets look at the lineup and you'll see why.
10am-11am: NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 3.0 - Catzilla Engine Development in DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2
Why did Kotaku call Catzilla, "The Greatest Thing You Can Install On Your PC Today"? Here's why: Giant Cats, Lasers, City-wide destruction, Tanks, and a healthy dose of benchmarking from the geniuses at Plastic. Want to know how they crushed rendering bugs of Catzilla proportions using NVIDIA Nsight? Spent an hour with us and you'll learn!
Psst...haven't seen Catzilla? Now you can watch it here. You're welcome.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Post Mortem: GPU Accelerated Effects in Borderlands 2
The award-winning Borderlands 2 game redefined over-the-top visual effects that included some amazing fluid and physics effects. Want to see how it was done? That's right, spend ANOTHER hour with us and prepare for awesome. Seat belts are optional.
(Then grab a quick lunch and be back at 1:00pm, because...)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm : Porting Source to Linux: Valve's Lessons Learned
In spite of what some famous non-game-developers think, NVIDIA loves Linux, and we want to see the game development community succeed with it. What better way to start than to listen and learn from what the trailblazers at Valve Software learned when they ported the Source Engine to Linux? Rich and John will specifically focus on the transition developers make when moving from Direct3D to the OpenGL API, including discussions about key differences, OS issues and pitfalls, tools, and licensing.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Enhancing Hawken and Planetside 2 Through Turbulence and Destruction
APEX is quickly becoming a content creator's secret weapon to create an amazing array of effects. This presentation will focus on the Turbulence and Destruction modules to help you understand how you can create similar effects in your games.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: NVIDIA® Project SHIELD and Tegra® 4: Redefining AFK
A high-density talk on the details of Project SHIELD and Tegra 4, you will get the inside word on how to push the limits of mobile gaming and take advantage of everything that Project SHIELD and Tegra 4 have to offer. We will also divulge some hot tips and tricks when targeting Project SHIELD, give a fast overview of the latest NVIDIA development tools, and take an in-depth look at Tegra 4's new GPU features.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Moving Games into the Cloud, Technologies and Architectures
We didn't make GRID to be Yet Another Virtual Machine Server, we built this system from the inside-out thinking about the gaming experience! Come see why GRID breaks the mold of virtual gaming technology and brings several unique components, like optimal capture, efficient compression, fast streaming, and low latency — that make REAL cloud gaming possible.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow (March 28th)!
Oh, and thanks for reading all the way to the end. This means you get a clue about a little bonus: We've been known to give out "thank you" gifts to folks that attend our sponsored sessions. Just sayin'.