GDC | Game Developers Conference

March 18-22, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

GDC 2019 Highlights

Experimental Gameplay Workshop

Juuso Toikka (Aalto University), Jenn Sandercock (Inquisiment), Shawn Liu (Rochester Institute of Technology), Dennis Carr (Independent), , Jonah Warren (Feedtank), Jay Tholen (Independent), Su Liu (Riot Games), Trynn Check (Level You & iThrive Games), Tim Garbos (Triband), Daniel Benmergui (Storyteller), Antti Sandberg (Aalto University), Frank DeMarco (Babycastles), Alex Bull (Kitfox Games), Jongwoo Kim (Kitfox Games), Lee-Kuo Chen (Sunhead Games), Gerben Grave (Multiverse Narratives), Robin Hunicke (Funomena)

Game Discoverability Day: Building a Community for Your Game from Scratch

Mike Rose (No More Robots)

Content Fueled Gameplay Programming in 'Frostpunk'

Aleksander Kauch (11 bit studios)

GDC 2019 Highlights

Automated Testing of Gameplay Features in 'Sea of Thieves'

Robert Masella (Rare, Ltd.)

Concrete Jungle Gym: Building Traversal in 'Marvel's Spider-Man'

Doug Sheahan (Insomniac Games)

Pipeline Support for Feature Branches in 'Destiny'

Pete Kugler (Bungie)

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The User Experience of Game Development Tools

David Lightbown  |  User Experience Director, Ubisoft


Location: Congress Saal 2

Format: Lecture
Track: ProductionProgramming
Vault Recording: Video


Have you ever thought to yourself, "If our tools were more efficient, we could do less overtime and spend more time on polish?" As game developers, we tend to focus on producing games, not tools. However, the reality is that by investing in better tools we can make better games! The games industry needs to make the user experience of tools a priority. This session will show the process of designing better tools, so that your pipeline is focused on accomplishing the goals of the content creators. That makes everyone more efficient!

Takeaway

This session will show various examples for the benefit of improving the user experience of game development tools, which you can share with your team to build support for improving efficiency. You will also learn techniques that you can apply to your own tools to make them more efficient.

Intended Audience

Ideally, tools designers, technical directors and tools programmers. However, everyone in game development should be aware of the importance of improving the user experience of tools. No prerequisite knowledge is required.



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