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Haptics: A Playful Collaboration Between Audio and Design

Kristian Rømer  (Senior Sound Designer, IO Interactive)

Location: Room 3002, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Audio

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

This session will center around the design of controller vibrations, how the knowledge and expertise of sound designers in collaboration with game design can bring experiences to a new level using audio driven haptics.
Playing games is an intense sensory experience. We are bombarded with audiovisual feedback to both inform players of gameplay significant events and to keep them engaged and immersed in the world. We found that using high fidelity haptics could allow us to both make the game feel more responsive and increase immersion. As with auditory feedback, good haptics shouldn't draw the players attention, they work on a subconscious level and should refrain from breaking the illusion of the experience.
This talk explores design principles and strives to inspire how you can create audio driven haptics to support interactive experiences.


The possibility space of controller vibration design has entered a new era and this session will explore its relation to game audio. This talk will provide perspective and insights into the collaborative effort needed for haptic design, that aims to inform your approach to audio driven haptics.

Intended Audience

This talk is targeted at game developers with interests in interaction design, game audio and/or controller feedback. Basic knowledge of game audio is helpful but not needed for this session.

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