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Independent Games Summit: 100 Trick Pony: Designing 'WHAT THE GOLF?'

Tim Garbos (Creative Director, Triband)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 16

Time: 1:20pm - 1:50pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Summits Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

In this talk, the lead designer of WHAT THE GOLF? will present their process for making over 300 levels. How do you go from a gimmick to the first 10 killer ideas, to have hundreds more? How do you tie wildly different ideas together into one? Tim will turn the Book of Lenses upside down.


Attendees will learn how the developers of WHAT THE GOLF? extracted hundreds of surprising mechanics and levels from one core idea.

Intended Audience

This talk is for designers who are interested in design a large volume of surprising and comedic content.