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Session Name: Half Weasel, Half Otter, All Trouble: a Postmortem of Daxter for the Sony PSP
Speaker(s): Rachid El Guerrab, Rachid El Guerrab, Rachid El Guerrab, Rachid El Guerrab
Company Name(s): Rush Tech, , ,
Track / Format: Production
Overview: What could be more fun than to start your own company and immediately land the deal of a lifetime? Your mission: Take Sony Computer Entertainment Americas biggest-selling franchise JAK & DAXTER and create a completely original game that lives up to its predecessors. Gather around as we explore the often tumultuous path that Ready At Dawn Studios took while developing DAXTER for the Sony PSP. Discover the challenges and pressure we faced in adapting this already successful franchise for a new handheld platform, developing our technology from scratch, adapting to a different art style, and trying to put together a world-class team all at the same time. From concept to gold master, we discuss the choices we made for the project and the company, what we remember fondly, and what wed rather forget.

The creative and technological challenges, the scheduling nightmares, the kick of working on a blockbuster title and the joys of a job well done: all are covered in this unique look inside the combined birth of a new platform, a new company, and a new franchise.

GDC 2006

Rachid El Guerrab

Rush Tech

Rachid El Guerrab

Rachid El Guerrab

Rachid El Guerrab

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