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|Session Name:||Creating Newstalgia for 'Crash Bandicoot 4': Modernizing a Classic IP|
|Company Name(s):||Toys For Bob|
|Track / Format:||Design|
|Overview:||Toys for Bob, the studio behind wildly popular franchises such as Spyro: Reignited Trilogy and Skylanders, recently set out to modernize the iconic and beloved Crash Bandicoot from the '90s, introducing the first original entry to the franchise in more than 10 years. As longtime fans, the studio's goal was to remain faithful to the precision gameplay and classic cartoon inspiration we all fell in love with from the original franchise, while introducing an entirely fresh art style and new gameplay mechanics to continue the narrative that was birthed more than two decades ago. During this session, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Studio Head Paul Yan will talk about breathing new life into a series that fans know and love and what it takes to extend Crash lore in surprising ways, by giving fans unseen sides of classic characters, new whimsical worlds and the exploration into the eternal struggle between bad science and a Bandicoot.|