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Session Name: Experimental Gameplay Sessions
Speaker(s): Anna Anthropy, Robin Arnott, Daniel Benmergui, Kurt Bieg, Jenova Chen, Nicholas Clark, Bennett Foddy, Robin Hunicke, Rami Ismail, Mars Jokela, Alex Kerfoot, Ramsey Nasser, Mathias Nordvall, Pietro Righi Riva, John Sear, Steve Swink, Nicolo Tedeschi, Douglas Wilson
Company Name(s): Auntie Pixelante, WRAUGHK, Independent, Simple Machine, thatgamecompany, thatgamecompany,, thatgamecompany, Vlambeer, Self Aware Games, RPM Collective, Pizza Party, Linkoping University, Santa Ragione, WallFour, Enemy Airship, Santa Ragione, Die Gute Fabrik
Track / Format: Game Design

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The Experimental Gameplay Session is back for its 10-year anniversary at GDC!

In this fast-paced, game-packed session we will showcase a selection of surprising and intriguing prototypes made by innovation-minded game developers from all over the world. By demonstrating games that defying conventions and traditions in search for of new genres and ideas, this session aims to ignite the imagination of all game makers. Many games debuted at this session have enjoyed critical and commercial success- including Katamari Damacy, flOw, Braid, Portal, World of Goo and Today I Die. Come see what's happening on in the world of Experimental Gameplay and be inspired!

GDC 2012

Anna Anthropy

Auntie Pixelante

Robin Arnott


Daniel Benmergui


Kurt Bieg

Simple Machine

Jenova Chen


Nicholas Clark


Bennett Foddy

Robin Hunicke


Rami Ismail


Mars Jokela

Self Aware Games

Alex Kerfoot

RPM Collective

Ramsey Nasser

Pizza Party

Mathias Nordvall

Linkoping University

Pietro Righi Riva

Santa Ragione

John Sear


Steve Swink

Enemy Airship

Nicolo Tedeschi

Santa Ragione

Douglas Wilson

Die Gute Fabrik

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