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

Qualifying companies receive exclusive benefits, such as VIP registration, early booth build-out, early move-in, and 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.

Fice (5) All Access Passes (Includes VRDC@GDC)
Get premium access to all on-site activities with GDC All Access conference passes.

Premium on-site signage location at GDC
Diamond Partners will receive a prime banner, lightbox or standing sign location at GDC.

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 speaker party at GDC
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.

Logo in GDC Mobile App
Logo links to sponsor's mobile friendly webpage (appears on home menu screen with the "event brand" icons).

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 GDC.

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