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|Session Name:||Keep It Complex, Stupid! Creating Games as a Service|
|Company Name(s):||Paradox Interactive|
|Track / Format:||Design|
|Overview:||Removing unnecessary complexity has long been a holy grail of design. While it has worked wonders for boxed products, it does not translate into the software-as-a-service concept. This talk, taking plenty of examples from games in the Magicka franchise, describes the benefits of complexity and the resulting emergent behavior.|