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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Keep It Complex, Stupid! Creating Games as a Service

David Nisshagen  |  Lead Designer, Paradox Interactive


Location: Europasaal

Format: Lecture
Track: Design
Vault Recording: Video


Removing unnecessary complexity has long been a holy grail of design. While it has worked wonders for boxed products, it does not translate into the software-as-a-service concept. This talk, taking plenty of examples from games in the Magicka franchise, describes the benefits of complexity and the resulting emergent behavior.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn why, when and how to design complex game systems for games-as-a-service, creating gameplay depth and business opportunities without sacrificing accessibility.

Intended Audience

Everybody who is interested in learning about complex systems and how they can work for, instead of against you.



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