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Future-Proofing Classics: Adapting Timeless Titles for Today's Technology (Presented by Room 8 Group)

Alex Vasiliev  (Head of Engineering at Dragons Lake, Room 8 Group)

Location: GDC Partner Stage, Expo Floor, North Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Room 8 Group

Future-Proofing Classics: Adapting Timeless Titles for Today's Technology

Porting classic games to modern platforms and their remastering is a significant challenge in the ever-evolving video game industry, especially for titles built on custom or proprietary engines. These challenges often result in technical difficulties, compatibility issues, and a diminished player experience. To address this, Dragons Lake, part of Room 8 Group, has developed a set of solutions that represents an next step in game porting technology.

It is compatible with various platforms and streamlines the porting process, ensuring smooth adaptation of older games to modern systems while enhancing player experience by maintaining game integrity, adding new features, and providing compatibility with modern standards. Our solution reduces overall effort and cost, simplifies the technical aspects of porting, remastering and expands the range of classic games available to today's gamers, significantly contributing to the preservation and enrichment of gaming heritage.


Attendees will explore a solution enabling classic game porting to modern platforms and their remastering. This presentation highlights tools that streamline platform adaptation, reduce costs, improve visual quality, and preserve game integrity. It's a cost-effective approach that broadens gaming options by making more classics accessible to today's gamers.

Intended Audience

This presentation targets publishers, developers, and technical decision-makers involved in game projects. It benefits those seeking innovative solutions in game porting, remastering and cross-platform development. Prerequisite knowledge in graphics APIs and game development processes is essential for a comprehensive understanding of the content, catering to experts in the game industry.

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