VRDC Fall 2017 Schedule Viewer | 'Obduction', from 2D to VR: A Postmortem and Lessons Learned

VRDC Fall 2017 Session Scheduler

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  • 'Obduction', from 2D to VR: A Postmortem and Lessons Learned

    Location:  TBD
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Games & Entertainment
    Pass Type: VRDC Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: All

    Hannah Gamiel will explore the triumphs and tribulations of the development of 'Obduction', a game by Cyan. Inc. (creators of 'Myst') that had an initial release in 2D and a successive release in VR for Oculus Rift, Vive, and (soon to be) PSVR. Topics discussed will be how Cyan laid out the foundation of generic VR systems during 2D development to ensure a successful transition to VR system engineering, assumptions made that hurt or helped VR development during the emergence of new VR hardware, and how lessons learned will help lay out the groundwork for future VR titles' success.

    Takeaway

    Attendees will learn how to develop VR games or experiences with certain assumptions, practices, expectations, and methodology to ensure the success of the product(s) and potentially still keep the door open for tapping into the 2D gaming market, based on experiences gained during the 2D to VR development of 'Obduction'.

    Intended Audience

    Developers of VR games/experiences who are hoping to gain insight on the three-year development and consequent success of a 2D and VR game. It is recommended to have at least some familiarity with VR game development, but all VR experience creators of various skill levels are welcome.