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

VRDC Fall 2017 Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of VRDC Fall 2017 sessions by pass type, track, and format. With VRDC Fall 2017 Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.

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    • Thursday | 10:00am
    • 1, 10:00am - 11:00am
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speakers:
      Daniel Citron (Google), Rob Jagnow (Google), Cy Wise (Owlchemy Labs)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Games & Entertainment
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 10:00am - 11:00am
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Nathaniel Guy (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 10:00am - 11:00am
      Location:  Continental 3, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speakers:
      Adam Orth (First Contact Entertainment), Dirk Van Welden (I-illusions), Will Smith (FOO), Chris Pruett (Oculus VR)
      Format: Panel
      Track: Games & Entertainment
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
    • Thursday | 11:30am
    • 1, 11:30am - 12:30pm
      Location:  Continental 3, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Noah Falstein (The Inspiracy)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 11:30am - 12:30pm
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speakers:
      Devin Reimer (Owlchemy Labs), Alex Schwartz (Owlchemy Labs)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Games & Entertainment
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 11:30am - 12:30pm
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speakers:
      Adam Glazier (Google), Nadav Ashkenazi (Google), Per Karlsson (Google)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
    • Thursday | 2:00pm
    • 1, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Aruna Inversin (Digital Domain)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Brand Experience
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Harvey Ball (VRTK)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
    • Thursday | 2:45pm
    • 1, 2:45pm - 3:15pm
      Location:  Continental 3, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Scott Montgomerie (Scope AR)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 2:45pm - 3:15pm
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speakers:
      Dan Rubenfield (VREAL), Brett Holton (VREAL)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Games & Entertainment
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 2:45pm - 3:15pm
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Rick Davis (REWIND)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Brand Experience
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
    • Thursday | 3:45pm
    • 1, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
      Location:  Continental 3, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Serafina Pechan (Alkaline Games)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Brand Experience
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Mike Booth (Facebook)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      John Austin (A Stranger Gravity)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
    • Thursday | 4:30pm
    • 1, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speakers:
      Rob Morgan (Playlines), Dustin Freeman (Playlines)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Brand Experience
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
      Location:  Continental 3, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Mahdi Azmandian (Mixed Reality Lab, USC Institute for Creative Technologies)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Kim Pallister (Intel)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
    • Thursday | 5:15pm
    • 1, 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      Location:  Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Jim Toepel (Mindshow)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Games & Entertainment
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      Location:  Continental 3, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Arno Hartholt (USC Institute for Creative Technologies)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Innovation
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
      1, 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
      Speaker:
      Hannah Gamiel (Cyan, Inc.)
      Format: Lecture
      Track: Games & Entertainment
      Pass Type: VRDC Pass
  • 'Obduction', from 2D to VR: A Postmortem and Lessons Learned

    Location:  Continental 4, Ballroom Level, Tower 3
    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.