Those of you visiting San Francisco in a few weeks for the 2011 Game Developers Conference have two fun events to look forward to outside of the Moscone Center, like the return of Game Over, Giant Robot's group show paying homage to "the continuous evolution of videogames and their massive influence on popular culture."

GRSF will kick off Game Over 4 with a reception party on Friday, March 4 (6:30PM-10PM), but you'll be able to visit the shop/gallery to see the works on display until March 30. Some of this year's contributors include Derek Yu, Cory Schmitz, Matt Furie, Jude Buffum, Kinuko, Mare Odomo, Superbrothers, and many others.

The folks at gaming zine Kill Screen are raising money to throw a "Kill Screen vs. Scandinavia" party with the Copenhagen Game Collective, promising "free booze, indie games, music, mirth, and a lot of tall, beautiful, blond-haired people". Kill Screen has a variety of incentives for those that back the March 3rd party.

Games scheduled to be on display include a prototype of Playdead's IGF-winning game Limbo, Copenhagen Game Collective's B.U.T.T.O.N. (Babycastles remix) and Monkey See, Monkey Mime, Erik Svedang's 333OBELISK (Japanese mod of Shoot Shoot Shoot), and Die Gute Fabrik's PSP/PS3 platformer Where Is My Heart?

And if that isn't enough partying for you, don't forget that there will be an unofficial Independent Games Festival awards ceremony afterparty/tournament for Mark "messhof" Essen's two-player fencing game Nidhogg on March 2nd, which will also feature music from Baiyon (PixelJunk Eden) and GDFX.