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|Session Name:||Creating an Interactive Musical Experience for Fantasia: Music Evolved|
|Speaker(s):||Jeff Allen, Devon Newsom|
|Company Name(s):||Harmonix Music Systems, Harmonix Music Systems|
|Track / Format:||Design|
|Overview:||What distinguishes an instrument from a toy? How can limitations spark creativity in both developers and gamers? Developers of Fantasia: Music Evolved share lessons learned as the studio transitioned from a maker of music simulators to a maker of music generators. Covering topics from prototyping to music technology to motion gaming, Harmonix developers explore the way in which rapid iteration with a wide of range of tools allows for creation of new musical experiences.|