Posts Tagged ‘GDC

23
Mar
11

GDC 2011 Lectures

The GDC Vault service has debuted both free and subscriber-only video, audio and slides from this month’s 25th Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, including free Doom, Populous and Out Of This/Another World postmortem videos.

more stuff here!

14
Mar
10

Limbo – GDC 10 puzzle gameplay

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Limbo, a game we’ve been waiting for the past 3 years.

UPDATE: Also, an interview with new footage here.

29
Nov
09

Design Fundamentals of Stealth Gameplay in the Thief Series

This dates back to 2002, with Ion Storm’s then-Project Director Randy Smith discussing stealth gameplay fundamentals in the Thief series at Game Developers Conference. The lecture provided what was then an early glimpse at the mechanics of the third entry in the series, Thief: Deadly Shadows.

download MP3 lecture (link)

download Powerpoint presentation (link)

Also, every game designer should take note of the following quote:

Don’t create “scripts”
Don’t plan the player’s experiences for them.
Create “possibility spaces”
Populate the world with challenges.
Populate the world with things that interact with the player’s tools, the simulations, manipulate the data flow.
Avoid absolutes, embrace gradients.”




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