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Session Name: Boss Up: Boss Battle Design Fundamentals and Retrospective
Speaker(s): Itay Keren
Company Name(s): Untame
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: The boss battle is an awe-inspiring gameplay culmination that both evaluates and breaks acquired skills, reveals more of the story, and serves as a major test of strength and wits. Join award-winning indie designer Itay Keren ('Mushroom 11') as he turns focus to the various aspects that make a well-designed, effective and memorable boss battle. By presenting a retrospective of classic to modern game moments, Itay deconstructs the design fundamentals of boss battles while evoking memories of everyone's favorite gaming moments.

GDC 2018

Itay Keren


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