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Session Name: Inspiring Player Creativity in Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Speaker(s): Jonathan Mintz
Company Name(s): Harmonix Music Systems
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is a music game that goes beyond song performance, asking players to create their own song remixes and audio compositions. Join lead designer Jonathan Mintz for a look at how the game turns players into creators. You'll see methods for getting players into a creative mindset, how the interactions in the game are set up to give players confidence, and how the game celebrates players' creations to keep them engaged. We'll also look at prototypes and failed experiments that helped define the final game structure. Specific case studies will explore both the musical play and realm exploration portions of the Fantasia, illustrating how these techniques can be applied to different styles of gameplay.

GDC 2015

Jonathan Mintz

Harmonix Music Systems

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