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The GDC Diamond Partner Program provides exclusive benefits to elite partners of the Game Developers Conference.

Qualifying companies receive benefits that address key exhibitor pain points, such as registration, booth build-out, early move-in, priority hotels, while providing premium marketing benefits onsite and exclusive access to events.

How to Qualify for Diamond Partner Status:


  • $300,000 annual investment across Events and Media
  • Exhibit at 2 GDC Events, or Exhibit at 1 GDC Events and advertise on Gamasutra.com

Diamond Partner Exclusive Benefits:


VIP Registration
A separate Registration counter just for Diamond Partners! All persons registered for Diamond Partner companies can individually pick up their badges at the Diamond Partner registration counter. Includes booth staff badges, and conference passes. Bulk pickup is also available if you are the group coordinator. Diamond partner badges will also be unique with a separate color, ribbon and Diamond Partner logo. Contact for more information.

$5,000 GES Credit
Applied toward booth build-out at GDC San Francisco.

Priority early move in at GDC SF
Have a large booth at GDC San Francisco? GDC Diamond Partners will be the first companies allowed to move in and setup, including on Sat!

Priority hotel block at GDC SF
Sending a large group to GDC San Francisco? GDC Diamond Partners will get first priority in reserving a hotel block before group lodging is opened up to the public.

Three (3) GDC All Access Only passes at each GDC Event
Get premium access to all on-site activities with GDC All Access conference passes.

Two (2) GDC All Access + VRDC passes at each GDC Event
Get premium access to all on-site activities with GDC All Access + VRDC conference passes.

Premium onsite signage location
Diamond Partners will receive a prime banner, lightbox or standing sign location at all GDC Events.

Dedicated Logo on GDC event homepage
Premium visibility on the homepage of GDC websites, and additional exposure on the Diamond Partner page.

Dedicated logo on GDC emails
Premium visibility on our weekly communication with over 50,000 opt-in subscribers.

VIP seating at the IGF and Choice Award Shows
Table for 10 in the VIP area at the gold standard of award show's for the professional and indie communities.

Two (2) invites to the Level 99 Party at GDC SF
Access to the most exclusive party at GDC. Mingle with top speakers and industry VIP's.

One (1) Q & A in Spotlight Interview Newsletter
Share your company's latest news and strategy. Featured on the GDC homepage and distributed to 20,000 subscribers.

One (1) Micro App on each GDC event's Mobile App
Micro Apps appear on the main navigation as a company logo and can link out to a mobile friendly webpage.

GDC Social Media Campaign per event
Two (2) sponsored tweets, and one (1) Facebook post prior to each event sent out by GDC on Sponsor's behalf.

"Thank you" Sign to our Diamond Partners
Featured at all GDC Events.

*Diamond Partner deliverables are final and cannot be redeemed for cash, exchanged or used as credit toward other items.