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Broken Age: Rethinking a Classic Genre for the Modern Era (GDC Next 10)


After the success of their record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, Tim Schafer and the team at Double Fine were tasked with developing a brand new point-and-click adventure game in the vein of Tim's early work at Lucas Arts. The demand for this type of game was clear, but much has changed in the 15 years since Tim last visited the genre. In this talk, we'll hear a multidisciplinary panel of members from the Broken Age team discuss ways in which they leveraged modern technology and methodologies to deliver a game that preserves the ideas and experiences core to the traditional adventure game.

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  • GDC Next 2013
  • Oliver Franzke
  • Double Fine Productions
  • Lee Petty
  • Double Fine Productions
  • Greg Rice
  • Double Fine Productions
  • Tim Schafer
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