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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GDC Europe 2013 Session Scheduler

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Designing Assassin's Creed III

Steven Masters  |  Lead Game Designer, Ubisoft Montreal


Location: Offenbachsaal

Format: Lecture
Track: Design
Vault Recording: Video


With a 3-year development cycle, and a team peaking at several hundred people, how do you keep a team focused on delivering a high quality game while reinvigorating the core gameplay to create a true sequel in a massive franchise? Delivered by Steven Masters, lead game designer in Ubisoft's Montreal studio, this talk is focused on the design methodologies, philosophies and strategies used in creating Assassin's Creed III.

Takeaway

Attendees will come away with insight into the design processes used on Assassin's Creed III and a practical set of design tools that can be applied to any size of game production.

Intended Audience

This talk is aimed at game designers of all levels and will be particularly useful for anyone organizing the design efforts of a team.



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