View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of GDC sessions by time, pass type, track, and format. With GDC Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the GDC Mobile App. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.
In order to best utilize Session Scheduler, please use the login credentials you've set up on this page as your login credentials on our GDC Mobile App. Your login credentials are the same as your registration login. You can download the app on iTunes or Google Play.
Janos Gaspar (Game Director, Creative Assembly)
Location: Room 2010, West Hall
Date: Friday, March 23
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference - Get your pass now!
Topic: Design, Visual Arts
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
Game direction from building a team, to post-production. Creative Assembly's Janos Gaspar and Pawel Wojs will talk you through the re-building of the 'Total War' historical team within a new paradigm, where captain, coach, fan and expert are equally important. Where everyone has their opinion, all voices are important, yet the game direction is the overall organizing principle. They will discuss how they formulate vision; the elements needed to set their pillars. The way these pillars are transformed into a team-wide direction by adding the atmosphere, coloring the mood, mixing in the emotion and immersion, player agency and experience, as well as keeping it simple and concise (easy to understand and relate to).
Attendees will get an insight into the anatomy of the development methodology of 'Total War' games: team culture, translating ideas into a vision, using that vision to set a direction. They will also learn how to translate direction to various disciplines and maintain through production.
Mainly aimed for art and design folk, as well as leads and producers. Some production background knowledge recommended but everyone is welcome.