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Higher, Faster, Farther: Evolving Traversal in 'Marvel's Spider-Man 2'

Doug Sheahan  (Sr. Programming Director, Insomniac Games)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

In building up on traversal from Marvel's Spider-Man, we wanted to provide players a fresh experience built upon the mechanics they loved. This session talks about how we expanded and evolved our traversal system to include additional mechanics like web wings. You also learn about how the team had to evolve several of our existing mechanics to handle the new speeds the player could traverse at.


Attendees will learn about the math and implementation details behind building our web wing mechanic and how we adapted our existing systems to new requirements for speed.

Intended Audience

This talk is aimed at programmers and technical designers looking to build responsive, expressive player traversal features.

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