THE MIDWEST'S PREMIER GAMING EXPO

Expo: Sep 30 – Oct 1 | Dev Day: Sep 29

Columbus, Ohio

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GDEX TURNS 5!

GDEX is coming back, with 2017 being the biggest year yet. Moving to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 2017 is going to have more space, more events, and more GAMES!

GDEX is the Midwest’s largest gaming weekend that acts as a showcase of some of the coolest upcoming games. GDEX is designed to be an all weekend experience centered around a love of games.

We’ve got games, tournaments, prizes, and some of the best industry speakers from all over the country!

EXPO: SEP 30 – OCT 1 | DEV DAY: SEP 29

GDEX 2017 | THE MIDWEST’S PREMIER GAMING EXPO

DON’T FORGET YOUR TOTALLY RAD T-SHIRT

Featuring exhibitors from GDEX 2017. This is a one of a kind shirt, that you can only get through Pre-Ordering or at GDEX 2017. Once they’re gone, they are gone, forever… :'(

Pre-Order at https://deeko.com/products/official-gdex-2017-t-shirt

WHAT IS GDEX

GDEX is an annual expo and convention for everyone who loves games. Whether you’re someone who is looking to get into the industry, a seasoned veteran, or just someone who loves video and board games, there is something for everyone. We take pride in being the platform to help indie developers showcase their passions to the world. Featuring dev’s from across the country, there is always something new to play at GDEX!

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

GDEX started as a way for the Ohio game dev community to share their projects with the world. That was 5 years ago and since then it has become a major industry in event bringing in people from all over the world. Last year we had people from 20 states and 4 countries attend! 

GDEX is a curated show in which we try and bring new and exciting people to create a Weekend Long Celebration of Games. That means that unlike many shows that simply allow exhibitors to purchase a booth and be in the show, we have an application process so that we can find the people that are passionate and excited to be a part of the game community. Every year we look to create a full weekend experience filled with opportunities to Share, Learn, and Connect with people who love games just as much as you!

FOR GAMERS

FOR DEVELOPERS

FOR EVERYONE!

TONS OF GAMES

GDEX brings together some of the latest games, many of which are world exclusives being shown for their first time. Featuring over 100 games from across the country, you’ll get to see and play the games of tomorrow, today!

THE COOLEST ARTISTS

We look for the most passionate and talented artists that are creating cool, new works to showcase at GDEX. Come check out cool works of art, and maybe take something home to decorate your place!

ONE OF A KIND VENDORS

GDEX proudly supports the maker movement and we search far and wide to find vendors and creators making unique experiences and offering hard to find products. Whether you’re trying to complete your retro game collection, or looking for something one of a kind, GDEX has lots to take home with you.

DON’T FORGET THE GDEX AWARDS

Every year the GDEX team takes time to play the games on show floor to find the newest, coolest, and most creative projects out there. The GDEX Team work with our partners AbleGamers and Playvue to award exhibitors for their hard work a creativity. 

GDEX 2017 – BEST OF SHOW
GDEX 2017 – BEST OF SHOW – ART
GDEX 2017 – BEST OF SHOW – ISE
GDEX 2017 – ACCESSIBILITY AWARD (Presented by AbleGamers)
GDEX 2017 – PLAYVUE PLAYERS CHOICE AWAY (Presented by Playvue) 

We’ll post more information shortly, but block out 5:30pm on Sunday Oct 1st for the GDEX Award Ceremony.

GDEX is a weekend dedicated to Games and Creative Technology. It’s an annual celebration of games and gaming culture with guests from all over the country, and the world. Be the first to check out over 150 games, with many of them not being available to play anywhere else!

Be a part of a growing community of game lovers and spend the weekend playing games, competing in tournaments, and maybe win some cool prizes while you’re at it!

THINGS TO DO AT GDEX

GDEX DEV DAY

FRI 9/29/2017 10:00AM – 6:00PM | COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER
BROUGHT TO YOU BY COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

GDEX Dev Day is an all day STEM learning experience covering the most important industry topics. Whether you’re looking to improve your coding skills, delve deeper into Unity and Unreal, hone your art talents, or learn how to start a business, GDEX Dev Day has the professionals best suited to help you learn. Designed for intermediate to advance students and professionals, but open to all wanting to challenge themselves to know more, you’ll leave the day packed with new knowledge. Learn more at www.thegdex.com/devday.

GET YOUR TICKET NOW HERE!

WEEKEND EXPO 

SAT 9/30/2017 – SUNDAY 10/1/2017 10:00AM – 6:00PM | COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

GDEX is a Weekend Celebrate of Games and Gaming Culture. Being the largest game expo in the Midwest, GDEX offers tons to play, lots to learn, and one of a kind prizes you can win from tournaments and raffles throughout the weekend. Be a part of a great community, while having a blast doing what you love.

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THINGS TO DO AFTER GDEX

GDEX KICK-OFF EVENT!

FRI 9/29/2017 7:00PM – 11:00PM | GRANERO LOUNGE

Start off the weekend properly with the GDEX Kick-Off. An opportunity to network with fellow gamers, as well as some of the speakers you’ll see over the weekend. Come hang out while enjoying some light finger foods (free) and a drink (not free) and share your excitement about the GDEX weekend. 

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SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY!

SAT 9/30/2017 8:00PM – 11:00PM | PARK STREET CANTINA | BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY

GDEX Day 1 Down! Looking for something to do?

Well, it’s time to boogie. The Saturday Night Dance Party is your opportunity to relax while getting down. Nothing like a few hours of dancing to get that second wind, and it only happens once a year, so make sure to be at the best event a Saturday night deserves. Oh, did we mentioned it’s free?

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Columbus is a large and dynamic city with lots to do and see. Additionally, Ohio in September is beautiful, with great weather. GDEX being located in the Greater Columbus Convention Center puts it right in the heart of many of the best restaurants, bars, and places to hang out.

Being a GDEX guest gets you access to discounted hotel rates and other benefits that you won’t want to miss, so take a moment to plan out your weekend!

Columbus is a large and dynamic city with lots to do and see. Additionally, Ohio in September is beautiful, with great weather. GDEX being located in the Greater Columbus Convention Center puts it right in the heart of many of the best restaurants, bars, and places to hang out.

Being a GDEX guest gets you access to discounted hotel rates and other benefits that you won’t want to miss, so take a moment to plan out your weekend!

THIS YEARS AWESOME PARTNERS

INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS

FRIENDS OF GDEX

Matt Wright

MORE COMING SOON!

OUR CHARITY PARTNERS

A portion of your GDEX ticket goes to our charity partners. Also be sure to check out the Charity Raffle on the expo floor, featuring tons of unique, hard to find items with proceeds benefiting them.

Don’t miss your change to be a part of a growing and fun community of game lovers. Come and share your love of games, meet some new people, and play the latest from the indie scene.

Tickets are limited and go fast, so don’t delay!

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