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Session Name Classic Game Postmortem: Star Control
Speaker(s) Paul Reiche III, Fred Ford, Rob Dubbin
Company Name(s) Toys For Bob, Toys For Bob, Independent
Track / Format Design
Overview Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, the game design duo who cofounded the venerable Toys For Bob 25 years ago, will be delivering a Classic Game Postmortem on the influential 1990 space adventure series Star Control at GDC 2015. As one of the first games to place players in command a starship and allow them to chart their own course -- either alone or with a friend -- in a remarkably well-realized virtual galaxy, Star Control and its many sequels blazed a trail that game developers still follow today. In the more than two decades since the game's release, Ford and Reiche III have gone on to launch a string of titles across a variety of genres, most recently finding great success with Toys For Bob's Skylanders series of games. Now they're coming to GDC in March to speak at length about their work creating the both the original Star Control as well as the critically acclaimed Star Control II, the influences that inspired their design and the challenges they faced during development.

GDC 2015

Paul Reiche III

Toys For Bob

Fred Ford

Toys For Bob

Rob Dubbin

Independent

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