by Mike Herauf

We’re here at GDC 2010 and this year’s show looks like it’s gonna be another great one. At the NVIDIA booth we’re featuring technologies like 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Tegra and DirectX 11. We’re hosting developer talks in our NVIDIA Game Technology Theater, an art contest for artists and art students, and a prize wheel featuring prizes from hardware partners like ASUS and EVGA. Just to name a few…

GDC logo

We also have pods dedicated to 3D Vision, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Tegra, DirectX 11, CUDA, NVIDIA Optix, and GPU Computing, along with killer content from our partners. If you’re at the show, swing by to get a glimpse.

Sketch Match

If you’ve ever visited us at past GDC’s you may remember the art contest—well, we’re bringing it back. This year’s contest is called Sketch Match And we’re asking artists to put their creative talents to the test for a chance to win prizes from Adobe and Autodesk. The contest goes like this: Using old school materials like charcoal, pastels and chalk, 8 artists must draw whatever comes to mind given a theme that we provide them, while also including the NVIDIA logo. They have 20 minutes to complete their piece. The audience will help judge who best matched the theme and the top 3 will move on to the next round. The top 3 winners from each session battle it out against each other to move on to the final round where they compete for the grand prize.

Sketch Match

Sketch Match contest is Thursday, March 11 only. Artists and art students only please. The competition is fierce, so bring your “A” game!

NVIDIA Game Technology Theater

On March 12 and 13 we will be featuring developer talks in our NVIDIA Game Technology Theater. These developer talks will happen all day Friday and Saturday. Topics include Apex Clothing for 3D Studio Max and Maya, Immersive 3D Gaming, Parallel Nsight, and Practical Tessellation. Sessions start at 9am on Friday and Saturday, so make sure to come by the NVIDIA booth for a complete schedule.

NVIDIA wheel 


All through GDC 2010, NVIDIA will be giving away prizes from ASUS, MSI, EVGA, Palit, and Zotac. All you need to do is pick up a numbered NVIDIA ThunderStix at the NVIDIA booth, find your match on the show floor and return to the NVIDIA booth to spin the prize wheel. Both winners must be present to spin the wheel.

Have a great show and make sure to stop on by!