The 2015 Game Developer Conference Opens its Vaults
The Game Developer Conference now officially has all of their talks online from the recent GDC 2015 event in San Francisco.
There are over 150 presentations you can watch, and they’re all free for you to peruse at your leisure. If you don’t want to watch the talks in their entirety, you can also have a look at the presenters Power-Point slides, and make up your own presentation, it’s like a chose your own adventure game, but with a conference!
There's a LOT to Check Out
Now, there are over 150 of these talks, each ranging from 30 minutes to over an hour, so it would be an impressive achievement to get through every single one. So, we’ve done something real nice for you! I’m going to show you two of my favorite talks and give you the skinny on both of them.
“Adventures in text: Innovating in interactive fiction”
The first I recommend is a talk by Jon Ingold, of Inkle Studios. This is all about how Inkle studios came to be, and how they are making extremely successful text-based adventure games on smart phones and tablets. Inkle are responsible for the Sorcery! games and their latest game, 80 Days was nominated for several BAFTAs and has met huge success critically and commercially.
It is a very interesting talk and well worth watching if you’re interested in narrative and choices within games.
“Breaking In: Designers and Writers”
The other talk I recommend is a talk by Katie Chironis. It’s a talk primarily for students and people wanting to break into the industry as a designer or writer, but it also encompasses a whole spectrum of topics involved in working within the industry. It’s only 30 minutes too, well worth a watch on a lunch break.
All of the talks are worth watching, and I just listed my favorite two Have a look at the extensive list and everyone will be able to find something they are interested in.
Edit: In an earlier version we attributed the Breaking In talk to Liz England. It was actually Katie Chironis. Sorry about that!