March 24, 2016

Perforce at GDC: New look, same power of Perforce


We turned some heads this year at GDC 2016 in San Francisco. While we may have had extra cool swag courtesy of local talent from Oaklandish, a fresh new look on our booth, and a happy hour complete with awesome flashing cups, at the end of the day our biggest take away was the same as usual - we were so happy to see you!

For us, GDC is all about connecting with our users. For three days we talked tech with our diverse user base, heard amazing success stories, a few battle tales where Perforce helped save a tricky situation, and took suggestions on how we can be even better for our users in Game Development. 

Our experts at the booth answered a lot of questions, so we want to share a few FAQs from our time at GDC. What were people asking about Perforce this year?

I use Perforce, but what is Perforce Helix?

Same Perforce you love, new branding and new capabilities. We’ve packed all of the power of Perforce into our new brand identity know as "Perforce Helix", plus added capabilities like Git management and DVCS.

I want to use Perforce, but I don’t have budget to implement it into the classroom for my students - what should I do?

Well sir or ma'am, it is your lucky day because Perforce has free educational licensing. That’s right, if you’re hoping to use Perforce for educational purposes it’s absolutely free with no limits on users. Contact to get yourself set-up.

Are there any more flashing cups?

Afraid not. Our happy hour this year was a huge hit, and while not everyone was able to get over in time to snag your sweet Perforce swag and a nice cold beer, there’s always next year :)

As always, it was a pleasure meeting and greeting all the amazing talent at GDC, and we hope to see you again soon.


The Perforce Team