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March 18-22, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

GDC 2019 Highlights

Gamasutra's favorite slides from GDC 2019

Looking for a quick hit of game dev insight? Look no further than this cross-posted Gamasutra article, in which the editorial team shares some of their favorite slides from different GDC 2019 talks!

GDC celebrates record-breaking attendance and locks in 2020 dates!

After a record-breaking 29,000 attendees enjoyed GDC last week, organizers are excited to confirm the show will return March 16-20 of next year, with the call for submissions opening this summer!

GDC in Pictures: Highlights from GDC 2019

Words alone can't fully convey the experience of spending a week at GDC, so here are a few standout shots of the people, talks, and experiences which made GDC 2019 a success!

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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GDC Europe 2013 Session Scheduler

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Staying in Top Eleven: Improving Retention Through the Tutorial

Aleksandar Markovic  |  Game Designer, Nordeus


Location: Congress Saal 1

Format: Lecture
Track: Design
Vault Recording: Video


Markovic will present insights gained during the development of step-by-step tutorials, as a retention effort in Top Eleven. The design team found ways to make sure players skipped as few tutorial steps as possible, achieving an impressive percentage of finished tutorials. Markovic will show some neat techniques to improve your tutorial and identify potential situations where tutorials aren't as necessary as you might think.

Takeaway

Attendees will be presented with a lengthy analysis that gives some advice on building a quality tutorial and questions some preconceptions about it altogether.

Intended Audience

Well-documented experiments and examples will be of interest to anyone who has 'improve retention' on their to-do list. Anyone with an interest in game tutorials in general should also have a good time.



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