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Flash Backward: 30 Years of Making Games


In honor of GDC's 30th edition, please join us in a session that looks back at the last 30 years of video game development. This series of microtalks begins with GDC's founder, Chris Crawford, in 1988 and progresses through to present day. The Flash Backward takes a look back at significant trends through the eyes of the people who helped shape them. Delivering talks on topics from the age of adventure games to the promise of virtual reality, this retrospective will open GDC with a wonderful sense of fun and nostalgia.

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  • GDC 2016
  • Lori Cole
  • Transolar Games
  • Chris Crawford
  • Graeme Devine
  • Magic Leap, Inc.
  • Phil Harrison
  • Alloy Platform Industries
  • Chelsea Howe
  • Electronic Arts
  • Dave Jones
  • Reagent Games
  • Seth Killian
  • Radiant Entertainment
  • Raph Koster
  • Independent
  • Ken Lobb
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Palmer Luckey
  • OculusVR, Inc.
  • Luke Muscat
  • Prettygreat
  • Tim Schafer
  • Double Fine Productions
  • free content
  • Special Event
  • Other