Have you been thinking about going to GDC Online 2012 in Austin, Texas, but just don’t want to have the money for a pass? Good news! We’re teaming up with the Expo to offer 25 free passes to the event. So, if you happen to be in Austin on October 9 and 10 and want to check out the festivities, we’ve got you covered.

GDC Online focuses on MMOs, virtual worlds, social networking games and other connected experiences. Passes include admittance to the show floor, GDC Play (a matchmaking opportunity for small developers to pitch their games), the Game Developers Choice Online Awards and sponsored networking events. If you’re an aspiring developer, want to pitch your game or just want to get an inside look at how the industry works, GDC Online is worth your attention.

The first 25 people who register for an EXPO Pass using the code “RIPTEX” here will get themselves free admittance. This offer ends on October 1, 2012, and it is first come, first served. You can learn more about GDC Online on the official website.