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Session Name: Google Maps, Not Greyboxes: Digital Location Scouting for 'Untitled Goose Game'
Speaker(s): Jake Strasser
Company Name(s): House House
Track / Format: Design
Overview: During the creation of Untitled Goose Game, Jake developed a level design practice informed by his filmmaking background. Rather than sculpting levels with greyboxes and working an environmental context onto them, he went location scouting (with the help of Street View) for real world places that fulfilled the game's design needs. Using this method, the level design of the goose game is a collage of real-world spaces - an interplay of requirements set by chosen source locations, level affordances, and aesthetic restrictions. Come and hear about this process and its benefits, and find out which village in England the goose game is based on.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Jake Strasser

House House

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