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Session Name: Level Design Summit: Torchbearers: New Generation Immersive Sim Developers
Speaker(s): Harvey Smith, Paris Stacy, Dillon Rogers, Suzanne Will, Snaketicus .
Company Name(s): Arkane Austin, Arkane Austin, New Blood Interactive, Blendo Games, Ninth Exodus
Track / Format: Level Design Summit

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Overview: Sitting at the crossroad between narrative-rich environments and systemic, player-driven design, immersive sims continue to capture the imagination and passion of game designers even decades after its origins at Looking Glass Studios and ION Storm. This panel gathers designers from four upcoming immersive sims: Paris Stacy (Arbitrary Metric's Tangiers), Dillon Rogers (Gloomwood), Suzanne Will (Blendo Game's Skin Deep), and snaketicus (Ninth Exodus's Peripeteia). The panel will be moderated by Harvey Smith, and will discuss each designer's interpretation of the immersive sim genre and design philosophy, their inspirations, and the challenges of creating games like this in the 2020s.

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Harvey Smith

Arkane Austin

Paris Stacy

Arkane Austin

Dillon Rogers

New Blood Interactive

Suzanne Will

Blendo Games

Snaketicus .

Ninth Exodus

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Level Design Summit