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Location: Room 2010, West Hall
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All
Jan Wedekind, the Head of Central Insights, introduces what King has learned about content in Candy Crush after 10 years+ and shipping over 15,000 levels. Xavier Guardiola, King's Director of Data Science, introduces how a genre-agnostic model based in theoretical physics has helped King to characterize "true" engagement for all those levels and optimize the player progression experience. They also show the importance of considering the whole game progression when tweaking or fixing any individual level. Finally, the presentation shows how the physics of Data Scientists and the magic of Level Designers work hand-in-hand together to improve the game.
Attendees will learn about a better way to understand player engagement and difficulty in games with a long progression that can be divided into levels of any kind and how King applies this knowledge to improve Candy Crush Saga. Attendees can also see how seemingly unrelated fields of science (e.g. physics) can uncover tremendous value when applied with fresh eyes to the "magic" of games.
Level designers, Game Designers, Data scientists