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Session Name: "Swiping on the Six Strings": Crafting an Interactive Guitar in 'The Last of Us: Part II'
Speaker(s): Mark Burroughs, Grant Hoechst
Company Name(s): Naughty Dog, Naughty Dog
Track / Format: Design
Overview: This talk covers the design goals, challenges, and lessons from designing the interactive guitar mechanic in The Last of Us: Part II, both from a musical and technical perspective. The system's designers will discuss developing a flexible but approachable guitar minigame that allows any player to sound good but also allows experienced musicians to express themselves.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Mark Burroughs

Naughty Dog

Grant Hoechst

Naughty Dog

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Design

Design