Today, the Game Developers Conference Online kicked off at the Austin Convention Center.

The conference, which runs through Thursday, features keynotes by John Vechey, co-founder of PopCap Games, author Neal Stephenson and David Calvo, creative director at Dofus creator Ankama.

In addition, the conference has panels, round-table discussions and an Expo with 78 exhibitors. The conference focuses on video game narratives, virtual items, smartphone and table games.