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Session Name: Guardians of Middle-earth: Adapting MOBAs for the Console Crowd
Speaker(s): Evan Lewis
Company Name(s): Monolith
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Multiplayer online battle arenas form a popular genre that boasts millions of players around the world on the PC. Guardians of Middle-earth took this highly successful style of game and converted it into a form playable on the home console. How do you convert the controls of a mouse and keyboard to a controller? How do you grab the interest of console players new to the genre, while maintaining what the existing PC players love about the genre?

GDC 2013

Evan Lewis


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