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"Good Numbers" in Game Design

Speaker: Alexander King  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

"CODE RED!": How We Organized a Game Jam From Bomb Shelters

Speaker: Elena Lobova  (GDBAY)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

'Expeditions: Rome' vs. History

Speaker: Fasih Sayin  (Campfire Cabal)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

'Gotham Knights': Using Systemic Audio Tools to Build a Vibrant Gotham City

Speakers: Dustin Reid  (WB Games Montreal), Stéphane Beauchemin  (WB Games Montreal)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Design

Format: Lecture

'Moss: Book II': Toward Powerful and Authentic Voice Performance

Speakers: Stephen Hodde  (Polyarc), Morla Gorrondona  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

'Need for Speed': Hyperreal Sound Design

Speaker: Nathaniel Daw  (Criterion Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Format: Lecture

'Outcast 2': Developing the Audio of the Future

Speakers: Lennie Moore  (3l33t Music), Pablo Diaz  (Demute)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Design

Format: Lecture

'Overcrowded: Tycoon' Postmortem: A Tycoon with Emotions

Speaker: Jorge Rosado  (Zeptolab)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

'Stray Gods': The Challenges of Creating an Interactive Musical

Speakers: Austin Wintory  (Independent), Troy Baker  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

'TUNIC': This Was Here the Whole Time

Speaker: Andrew Shouldice  (ISOMETRICORP Games Ltd.)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

'The Looker': The Art of Parody Against the Menace of Goofiness

Speaker: Bradley Lovell  (Subcreation Studio)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

'The Sims': Process and Learnings for Developing DE&I Content

Speaker: Phillip Ring  (Electronic Arts)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

'Us vs. Them' and the LaserDisc Debacle of 1984

Speaker: Warren Davis  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Programming

Format: Lecture

'Wordle': One Year Later

Speaker: Zoe Bell  (New York Times)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

'Wordscapes': How Design and Analytics Keep a Blockbuster Game Growing

Speakers: Theodore McCormick  (PeopleFun), Demmie Apte  (PeopleFun)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Design

Format: Lecture

10 Live-Service Lessons: Launch Day Is Only the Beginning

Speaker: Jordan Power  (Phoenix Labs)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

100-Million Holobux: Transitioning 'Knockout City' to Free-to-Play

Speaker: Zack Hiwiller  (Velan Studios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

A Moderation Guide for Successful Brand Livestreams and Digital Events

Speakers: Victoria Tran  (Innersloth), Kat Lo  (Center for Responsible, Ethical, and Accessible Technology, University of California, Irvine)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

A Practical Design Playbook for Digital Thriving in Games

Speakers: Kimberly Voll  (Brace Yourself Games), Natasha Miller  (Blizzard Entertainment), Weszt Hart  (Riot Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Design

Format: Lecture

AAA Vehicle Audio

Speaker: Ed Walker  (Sounding Sweet Ltd)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

AI Roundtable

Speaker: Neil Kirby  (The Ohio State University)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Roundtable

Accessible, Not Utilitarian: Design for Everyone in 'Cosmonious High'

Speakers: Jazmin Cano  (Owlchemy Labs), Peter Galbraith  (Owlchemy Labs)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Design

Format: Lecture

Achieving High-Quality 90fps Realism in a Mobile Game, Technically and Visually

Speakers: Zhi Liang  (Netease), Baoyong Cao  (Netease)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Acquiring Game Design Skills Beyond Entertainment

Speaker: Noah Falstein  (The Inspiracy)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Alternative Controller Game Design: From Game Design to Controller Design

Speaker: Tatiana Vilela dos Santos  (MechBird)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

An 'IMMORTALITY' Project: Creating the Ultimate Interactive Movie

Speaker: Sam Barlow  (Drowning a Mermaid Productions, Inc.)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Animation Roundtable

Speakers: Euna Park  (That's No Moon), Juno Suever  (Naughty Dog)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Roundtable

Animation Summit: 'Gotham Knights': Simultaneous and Immersive Cinematic Storytelling for the Batman Family

Speaker: Wilson Mui  (Warner Bros Games Montreal)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Animation Summit: Building Kiriko's Ultimate Ability

Summit Speaker: Michael Goodman  (Blizzard Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Animation Summit: Making Faces: A Masterclass of Facial Animation

Speaker: Chris Landreth  (JALI Research)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Animation Summit: Motion Matching at EA—Five Years Later

Speaker: JC Delannoy  (Electronic Arts)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Applying Blizzard's Core Design Principles To Create Genre-Defining Games

Speaker: Allen Adham  (Blizzard Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Art Direction Summit: Artist vs. Manager

Speaker: Kacper Niepokólczycki  (CD PROJEKT RED)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Art Direction Summit: Building a Visual Identity: An Art Direction Framework

Speaker: Geneviève Routhier  (Ubisoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Art of 'The Last Clockwinder': Visual Cohesion

Speaker: Anita Tung  (Pontoco)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Audio Programming Roundtable

Speakers: Guy Somberg  (Echtra Games), Tomas Neumann  (Blizzard Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Audio, Programming

Format: Roundtable

Automated Testing Roundtable

Speaker: Andrew Fray  (Roll7)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Roundtable

Breaking Down Barriers: How Great Mentors Become Even Greater Leaders

Speaker: Andy Schmoll  (Ubisoft Toronto)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Lecture

Breathing Life Into 'The Last of Us': Part I and II

Speakers: Beau Jimenez  (PlayStation Studios, Sound), Jesse Garcia  (Naughtydog)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

Building Champions: Character Art Pipeline for 'Rumbleverse'

Speaker: Steven Kosanovich  (Iron Galaxy Studios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Cards, Dice, and RNGs: Using Randomness Intentionally

Speaker: Randy Smith  (Waves All Day)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Caring for Togetherness: Nurturing Hybridity in the Cross-Platform Game Community

Speaker: Bingjie Yu  (Thunderfire UX)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Case Study: Creating Realistic Facial Motion for 'The Quarry'

Speakers: Aruna Inversin  (Digital Domain), Peter Rabel  (Digital Domain), Rickey Cloudsdale  (Digital Domain)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Chaos Theory in Game Music

Speaker: Winifred Phillips  (Generations Productions LLC)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

Classic Game Postmortem: 'Tamagotchi': The Original Virtual Pet

Speaker: Nobuhiko Momoi  (BANDAI Co., Ltd.)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Climate Games: The Developer's Field Guide

Speaker: Arnaud Fayolle  (Ubisoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Design

Format: Lecture

Closing the Gap: Chasing Effective Level Design Processes in 'Rollerdrome'

Speaker: Jacob Mills  (Roll7)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Constrain your content: Generating better content with constraint programming

Speaker: Marc Taylor  (Big Duck Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Programming

Format: Lecture

Creating Friends for 'We Are OFK'

Speaker: Nafisah Tung  (Teddy Dief)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Creating the Art World of 'Harry Potter: Magic Awakened'

Speaker: Qingfeng Zeng  (NetEase)

Topic: Design, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Creature Craft: Animating A Giant Wolf For 'God of War Ragnarök'

Speaker: Jack Ebensteiner  (Santa Monica Studio)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Culture Shock: Staying True to Your Values Through Growth

Speaker: Forrest Dowling  (The Molasses Flood)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Dead Space: Harnessing the Power of Light and Darkness

Speaker: Guillaume Goudreault  (Electronic Art)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Defiant in Life and Death: What Happens After You Fail?

Speaker: Morgan Jaffit  (Defiant Development)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Define Your Audience Now, Not Later

Speaker: Cassandra Hoglund  (Blizzard Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Developing 'Terra Nil': A Strategy Game About Nature, Not Expansion

Speaker: Sam Alfred  (Free Lives)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Developing the Stylized VFX of Need For 'Speed Unbound'

Speaker: Adonis Stevenson  (Criterion Games, EA)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Differentiated Management Communities: Centralized vs. Decentralized Communities

Speaker: Keyu Wu  (Thunderfire UX)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Educators Summit: Essential Game UX Every Student Should Know

Speakers: Katherine Isbister  (UC Santa Cruz), Celia Hodent  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Educators

Format: Lecture

Educators Summit: From Rosy-eyed to Dissatisfied: What Game Education is Missing

Speakers: Cristina Amaya  (Latinx in Gaming), Kenzie Gordon  (University of Alberta)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Educators

Format: Lecture

Educators Summit: Games That Cell: Teaching Spreadsheets in Art School

Speaker: Alexander King  (NYU Game Center)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Educators

Format: Lecture

Educators Summit: Incorporating Black Game Studies in the Classroom: Benefits to Everyone

Speakers: Lindsay Grace  (University of Miami & Higher Education Video Game Alliance), Kishonna Gray  (University of Kentucky), Aaron Trammell  (UC Irvine), Latoya Peterson  (Glow Up Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Educators

Format: Panel

Efficient Software Occlusion Culling on Mobile Platform in 'Life After'

Speaker: Wenhui Tao  (Netease Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Embrace the "Dark Side": Demystifying Game Venture Capital

Speaker: Moritz Baier-Lentz  (Founding Member, Metaverse Initiative at the World Economic Forum)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Engine Optimization Powered by Big Data

Speakers: Vladimir Katchadourian  (Ubisoft), Vincent Leclercq  (Ubisoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership, Programming

Format: Lecture

Extending In-Game Textures Using CDNs for 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'

Speaker: Chris Fowler  (Sledgehammer Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

External Development (Outsourcing) Roundtable

Speaker: Carl Schmidt  (Zynga)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership, Visual Arts

Format: Roundtable

Fall Foliage in 'Redfall': Creating the Essence of Northeast America

Speaker: Ehsan Ebrahimzadeh  (Arkane Austin Studio)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Fantastic Audio Algorithms and Where to Find Them

Speaker: Guy Somberg  (Echtra Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Programming

Format: Lecture

Fixing the Unfixable: Techniques that Improved Stability for 'Elder Scrolls Online'

Speaker: Péter Barabás  (Nemesys Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Flopping Successfully: How to Run a Studio Without a Huge Hit

Speaker: Yngvill Hopen  (Henchman & Goon AS)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Free-to-Play Summit: 'Roblox' Economics: A Fireside Chat with Gamefam CEO Joe Ferencz

Speakers: Ethan Levy  (Any Wonder), Joe Ferencz  (GameFam)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Panel

Freelancers and Independent Contractors Roundtable

Speakers: Toiya Kristen Finley  (Schnoodle Media, LLC), Fred Wan  (Freelance)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

From Battlegrounds to Fairways: Terrain Procedural Tools in Frostbite

Speaker: Julien Keable  (Electronic Arts)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Programming

Format: Lecture

GDC Pitch: Day 1

Speakers: Rebekah Saltsman  (Finji), Jason Della Rocca  (Execution Labs), Anlu Liu  (Kowloon Nights), Stefan Metaxa  (Maximum Games & Modus Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Special Event

Format: Special Event

GDC Pitch: Day 2

Speakers: Jason Della Rocca  (Execution Labs), Justin Woodward  (Media Indie Exchange), Becky Sayers  (Humble), Bobby Wertheim  (Curve Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Special Event

Format: Special Event

Game Career Seminar: Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer Part 1: Advice from Industry Artists

Speaker: Greg Foertsch  (Bit Reactor)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Friday Only Pass

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Panel

Game Career Seminar: Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer Part 2: Portfolio Reviews

Speaker: Greg Foertsch  (Bit Reactor)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Friday Only Pass

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Panel

Game Design for Inclusion Beyond Representation

Speakers: Tanya X. Short  (Kitfox Games), Emily Short  (Failbetter Games), Réjon Foster-Taylor  (Soft Not Weak, Maximum Crash), Jon Remedios  (Actual Humans)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Panel

Game Narrative Roundtable

Speaker: Richard Dansky  (Red Storm/Ubisoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Roundtable

Game Narrative Summit: Creating a living world for Horizon: Forbidden West

Speaker: Espen Sogn  (Guerrilla Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Lecture

Game Narrative Summit: Effective Feedback for Game Writers, Narrative Designers & Collaborators

Speakers: Alexa Corriea  (Electronic Arts), Lis Mobery  (Obsidian)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Lecture

Game Narrative Summit: IP Development: Methodologies and Strategies

Summit Speaker: Mike Laidlaw  (Yellow Brick Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Lecture

Game Narrative Summit: It's Not in the Writer's Manual: A Q&A Session for New Writers

Speaker: Toiya Kristen Finley  (Schnoodle Media, LLC)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Panel

Game Narrative Summit: Respecting Player Fantasies in 'Lovelink': A Dating Sim Guide

Speaker: Betty Robertson  (Survios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Lecture

Global Game Jam Roundtable

Speakers: Tim Cullings  (Global Game Jam), Charly Harbord  (Global Game Jam)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Grappling with Performance: Rendering Optimization Strategies in 'Rumbleverse'

Speaker: Jon Moore  (Iron Galaxy Studios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Hit Features Across the PeopleFun Portfolio: Training New Feature Owners

Speakers: Carol Miu  (PeopleFun), Jonathan Lindsay-Rivera  (PeopleFun)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Hot Desks to Sweatpants: Hybrid Work Roundtable

Speaker: Jessica Damerst  (Unknown Worlds Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Roundtable

How 'Cult of the Lamb' Indoctrinated So Many: A Marketing Postmortem

Speaker: Jared J. Tan  (Devolver Digital)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Design

Format: Lecture

How a Small Developer Landed Some Really Big IPs

Speaker: Dustin Adair  (Scary Robot Productions)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

How a Three-Eyed Horse Changed Meme Marketing Forever

Speaker: Natalie Puchalski  (Behaviour Interactive)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Hunting with Hits: Tempo-Slaying Monsters in 'Harmony'

Speaker: Chase Bethea  (Chase Bethea)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Design

Format: Lecture

I'm Wrong and So Are You! Breaking Though Cognitive Dissonance

Speaker: Mark Stuart  (Insomniac Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Identifying Indie: A Study of Who Plays What and Why

Speaker: Phil Hofman  (Humble Bundle)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Improving Game Credits at Your Studio

Speaker: Katie Golden  (Riot Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Independent Games Summit: This is Why We Fight: Designing Meaningful Combat

Speaker: Shawn Alexander Allen  (NuChallenger)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Lecture

Layered Battles: Generating Multiple Qualitative Tactical Battles for 'Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope'

Speaker: Frédéric Giraud  (Ubisoft Paris)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Leaders Working at the Heart of the Team in 2023

Speakers: Grant Shonkwiler  (Shonkventures), Erika Olsen  (Xbox Game Studios Publishing), Richard Atlas  (Clever Endeavour Games), Roger Collum  (Creative Assembly), Carolina Mastretta  (Original Fire Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Leading with Transparency

Speakers: Georgina Havelka  (Relic Entertainment), Heidi Eaves  (Relic Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Lessons Learned in the Trenches: Turnaround Stories Running 'Star Wars: The Old Republic,' 'Star Wars Galaxies,' and 'Ultima Online'

Speaker: Richard Vogel  (Certain Affinity)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Local Game Community Organizers Roundtable

Speakers: Marlena Abraham  (Bit Bridge Indies), Daniel Lin  (Schell Games), Michael Lee  (Schell Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Localization of 'Cyberpunk 2077': Technology, Tools, and Approach

Speakers: Tommi Nykopp  (CD Projekt Red), Mikolaj Szwed  (CD Projekt Red)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership, Programming

Format: Lecture

Lost XP: Why Junior Game Developers Quit and How to Help

Speakers: Johanna Weststar  (Western University), Jakin Vela  (International Game Developers Association (IGDA)), Sarah Spiers  (International Game Developers Association Foundation), Pierre-Luc Labbée  (rhum.hr)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Panel

Making Items Matter: Lessons from 'Path of Exile'

Speaker: Chris Wilson  (Grinding Gear Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Making Waves for 'Skull and Bones': Advancements in Water Tech

Speaker: Kris Kirkpatrick  (Ubisoft Singapore)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Math in Game Development Summit: Heat is Magic

Summit Speaker: Squirrel Eiserloh  (SMU Guildhall)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Matte Painting in Games

Speaker: Patrik Rosander  (Remedy Entertainment)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning with 'Roller Champions'

Speaker: Eva Raggini  (Ubisoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Programming

Format: Lecture

Music Design Is Composition: Interactive Music in 'Back 4 Blood'

Speaker: Martin Stig Andersen  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

Occupational Burnout in Games: Causes, Impact, and Solutions

Speakers: Raffael Boccamazzo  (Take This), Alicia Fortier  (Spry Fox), Osama Dorias  (Unity Technologies), Anna Brandberg  (Pending Announcement)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Business & Marketing

Format: Panel

Online Game Summit: Predicted Physics Based Multiplayer in Space Engineers

Speaker: Jan Hlousek  (Keen Software House)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: Creating Scalable, Engaging User Generated Content in Saints Row Boss Factory

Speaker: Ispanji Pratama  (AccelByte)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: Hallucinations: Baiting Cheaters into Self-Identifying by Reversing Detection

Speakers: David Durst  (Stanford University), Carly Taylor  (Activision Publishing, Inc.)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: How Online Games Get Hacked

Speaker: Adrian Bednarek  (Overflow Labs)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: How to Design an Expressive and Efficient Matchmaking System

Speaker: Chris Molozian  (Heroic Labs)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: Optimizing Live Gameservers With Continuous Profiling

Speaker: Jordan Schidlowsky  (Winterpixel Games Inc)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: Reaching 100 Million registrations on WinZO with Micro-influencers network - Product & Economy Deepdive

Speaker: Saumya Singh Rathore  (WinZO Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Online Game Technology Summit: XPR Model: Building a truly scalable virtual world

Speaker: Richard Li  (Lightspeed Studios, Tencent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Format: Lecture

Pacing, Puzzles, and Perseverance: Designing 'The Last Clockwinder'

Speaker: John Austin  (Pontoco)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Pain and Gain: Obtained from Applying a Reinforcement Learning Game Bot to 'BarbarQ 2'

Speaker: Xiaohang Xu  (Electronic Soul)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Programming

Format: Lecture

Picking A Good Spot: Naughty Dog's Post System

Speaker: Ming-Lun "Allen" Chou  (Naughty Dog)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Format: Lecture

Populating the World With an Acoustic Graph in 'Cyberpunk 2077'

Speaker: Marek Bielawski  (CD PROJEKT RED)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Programming

Format: Lecture

Practical High-Performance Rendering On Mobile Platforms

Speaker: Xiaoxin Guo  (Tencent Holdings Ltd)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Prioritizing Roadmaps for Growth: Simplified Framework for Small and Growing Teams

Speaker: Constantin Calavrezos  (Trailmix Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

REAPER Extension Plugin: SQUARE-ENIX Tools Showcase

Speaker: Nao Kasahara  (SQUARE-ENIX CO., LTD.)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Programming

Format: Lecture

Rendering 'God of War: Ragnarök'

Speaker: Stephen McAuley  (Sony Santa Monica Studio)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership, Programming

Format: Lecture

Rendering Lights and Shadows on Mobile in 'Diablo Immortal'

Speaker: Hao Wu  (Netease)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Rolling with the Punches: Reinventing Fighting Games for Mobile

Speaker: Charley Price  (Hidden Variable Studios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Rules of the Game 2023: Deep Techniques from Distinctive Designers

Speakers: Richard Rouse III  (FarBridge), Tanya X. Short  (Kitfox Games), Beth LaPensée  (Twin Suns), Richard Lemarchand  (USC Games), Jamie Cheng  (Klei Entertainment Inc.), Aleissia Laidacker  (Open Meta)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Ship this Ship! Building the Ships of Skull and Bones

Speaker: Jewell Koh  (Ubisoft Singapore)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Sink or Swim: Build AA Games and Talent (But Quickly)

Speaker: Carina Kom  (MixMob)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Sounds of Night City: Audio Technology in 'Cyberpunk 2077'

Speaker: Colin Walder  (CD Projekt RED)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Programming

Format: Lecture

Squeezing Meta Quest 2 with Unreal Engine - a Tech Art talk

Speaker: Adam Andrzejczak  (Ovid Works)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Storytelling Fundamentals Workshop

Summit Speaker: Evan Skolnick  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Format: Workshop

Taking a procedural approach to texturing the machines of horizon

Speaker: Tom Delboo  (Guerrilla)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Tech Art Game Adjacency: A Panel of TAs Share Their Stores About Moving From Games to High Tech

Speaker: Jeff Hanna  (NVIDIA Corporation)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming, Visual Arts

Format: Panel

Technical Artist Roundtable

Speaker: Jeff Hanna  (NVIDIA)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming, Visual Arts

Format: Roundtable

Testing with Building Blocks: A Modular Approach for Quality Assurance

Speaker: Christopher Rios  (Bungie)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

The Art Direction of 'Saints Row'

Speaker: Frank Marquart  (Deep Silver Volition)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

The Golden Rule of Game Promotion: No One Cares About Your Game

Speaker: Thomas Reisenegger  (Future Friends Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

The Language of Gameplay and How to Speak It

Speaker: Jakub Stokalski  (11 Bit Studios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

The Multi-Platform Gamer: Understanding the Complexity of Today's Game Habits

Speaker: Piers Harding-Rolls  (Ampere Analysis)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

The Professional Closet: On Being "Out" in the Game Industry

Speaker: Matt Turnbull  (Xbox Game Studios Publishing)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Format: Lecture

The State of the Games Industry

Speaker: Jayant Uppal  (Newzoo)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

The Trap of Marketing "Authentic" Games: Lessons from South-East Asia

Speaker: Brian Kwek  (Ysbryd Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy, Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Thousands of Soldiers Battle on One Mobile Screen: Applications of Unity's DOTS in 'Return to Empire'

Speakers: Jian Xiao  (Tencent), Cangjian Hou  (Tencent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

To the Beat Ya'll: What Designers Can Learn From Hip Hop

Speaker: Jarory de Jesus  (Housemarque)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Lecture

Tool Design Roundtable

Speaker: Robin-Yann Storm  (Freelance)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Roundtable

Tools Roundtable

Speaker: Geoff Evans  (Independent)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Roundtable

UI Engineering Patterns from Marvel's Midnight Suns

Speaker: Joel Gonzales  (Firaxis)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Lecture

Use Your Game Developer Superpowers to Fight the Climate Crisis Workshop

Summit Speakers: Grant Shonkwiler  (Shonkventures), Trevin York  (Mindblown Labs), Chance Glasco  (Good Dog Studios), Arnaud Fayolle  (Ubisoft, Positive Play), Paula Angela Escuadra  (Xbox Game Studios Cloud Publishing)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Workshop

Using Vertices Over Pixels: Achieving Cartoon Graphics on Standalone VR

Speaker: Stefan Hell  (Salmi Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Validate, Hype, Release: A Strategic Approach To Reduce Your Next Game's Risk to Flop

Speaker: Philomena Schwab  (Stray Fawn Studio)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Visual Effects Roundtable

Speakers: Jason Keyser  (VFX Apprentice LLC), Keith Guerrette  (Beyond-FX, Inc & RealtimeVFX.com, LLC)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Roundtable

VoRACE: Tools for Automating Dialogue Processing

Speaker: Jean-Philippe Letendre  (Ubisoft)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio, Programming

Format: Lecture

What Is Normal? Real-World Numbers from Hundreds of Indies Marketing Their Games

Speaker: Chris Zukowski  (HowToMarketAGame.com)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Lecture

Your Architecture Designs You: How Architectural Principles Impact Gameplay and Experience

Speakers: Sandra Youkhana  (You+Pea), Luke Caspar Pearson  (You+Pea)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Your DEI Initiatives Are Making Your Culture Worse

Speaker: Anita Sarkeesian  (Feminist Frequency)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Lecture