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Session Name Flash Backward: 30 Years of Making Games
Speaker(s) Lori Cole, Chris Crawford, Graeme Devine, Phil Harrison, Chelsea Howe, Dave Jones, Seth Killian, Raph Koster, Ken Lobb, Palmer Luckey, Luke Muscat, Tim Schafer
Company Name(s) Transolar Games, , Magic Leap, Inc., Alloy Platform Industries, Electronic Arts, Reagent Games, Radiant Entertainment, Independent, Microsoft Studios, OculusVR, Inc., Prettygreat, Double Fine Productions
Track / Format Special Event
Overview In honor of GDC's 30th edition, please join us in a session that looks back at the last 30 years of video game development. This series of microtalks begins with GDC's founder, Chris Crawford, in 1988 and progresses through to present day. The Flash Backward takes a look back at significant trends through the eyes of the people who helped shape them. Delivering talks on topics from the age of adventure games to the promise of virtual reality, this retrospective will open GDC with a wonderful sense of fun and nostalgia.

GDC 2016

Lori Cole

Transolar Games

Chris Crawford

Graeme Devine

Magic Leap, Inc.

Phil Harrison

Alloy Platform Industries

Chelsea Howe

Electronic Arts

Dave Jones

Reagent Games

Seth Killian

Radiant Entertainment

Raph Koster


Ken Lobb

Microsoft Studios

Palmer Luckey

OculusVR, Inc.

Luke Muscat


Tim Schafer

Double Fine Productions

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