Over the last couple of years Courage XL has become a staple of the GDC experience. After last year’s change of scenery, the most popular pre-mixer south of the Golden Gate Bridge is returning to The Great Northern on Sunday March 15.
More than thirty courageous game developers will be ready to show you what they’ve been working on. There’s only one rule: play a game, and get a drink. Mind you, there’s a lot of people who like a drink, so make sure you show up nice and early if you want to get in.
There’s plenty of reasons to battle your way through the entrance (actually, please don’t fight your way in). For one, the special partner country this year is none other than Belgium, so you can expect a lot of our national pride on show. Here’s a quick lineup of the studios who will be defending the Belgian colours:
- Abrakam is showing the latest version of their roguelike deck builder Roguebook.
- In need of more deck building action? Cybernetic Walrus’s got you covered with their newest demo of Rise of Humanity.
- Triangle Factory will have you shoot up your friends in multiplayer VR shooter Hyper Dash.
- Vigo Universal is creating an arcade racer for Oculus Quest.
- Get ready for the VR experience of a lifetime when Cyborn debuts their new Hubris VR demo. You can’t miss this!
- More story driven goodness to be found with the lovely people of like Charlie, who’ll have a fresh slice of Ghosts on the Shore to discover.
The best Belgian games are flanked by the most wonderful indie games from all over the globe. Next to promising Dutch game Eloquence, indie publishing outfits (and benefactors of the event) Whitethorn Digital is bringing StarCrossed and Evan’s Remains, while the Germans of Headup Games offer old school action with a modern twist in games like Colt Canyon and Outbuddies.
All in all, if you’ve got a heart for games (and if you don’t, what the hell are you doing in downtown San Francisco during GDC?) this event’s got you covered. There’s still time to sign up for Courage XL 2020 if you haven’t already, so what are you waiting for?