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Game Career Seminar: Tracing the Roots: Exploring the Skill System Design of Shooting Games

Bruce Wu  (Senior Game Designer, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS)

Location: Room 215, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

This session explores how shooting and skill system designs are best integrated within game development and provide attendees with illuminating case study examples that can be replicated. Wu’s analysis of the unique characteristics defining this integration across diverse application environments will also be provided. The presentation also includes insights into the layered intricacies of design, offering a comprehensive guide on constructing an effective skill design framework for shooting games. The presentation will culminate with real-world case studies, that demonstrate practical, decomposed methods to ensure the seamless implementation and verification of skill system designs.


Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of identifying suitable skill systems for various shooting games and learn how to design these systems systematically.

Intended Audience

This presentation is tailored for game developers or practitioners seeking to design games that seamlessly integrate shooting and skills. It is recommended for those who possess a foundational understanding of game ski

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