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Session Name: Space-Efficient Content Packaging for 'Horizon Forbidden West'
Speaker(s): Jan-Jaap Fahner
Company Name(s): Guerrilla B.V.
Track / Format: Programming

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Overview: Horizon Forbidden West presents a complex challenge of packaging and loading massive quantities of game content. In this session, Jan-Jaap Fahner, Principal Tech Programmer at Guerrilla B.V., presents an algorithm for deterministically analyzing the graph of game content to generate space-efficient content packages, allowing for any combination of content to be loaded and unloaded at any time with a minimal number of read operations. The process is fully automatic and requires no modification of artists' workflow or content setup.Jan-Jaap will also present techniques for incremental graph update during content development, and discuss the tradeoff of on-disk data duplication for faster load times.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Jan-Jaap Fahner

Guerrilla B.V.

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