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My GDC Canada Experience – Day Two

Game metrics and biometrics panel

Panelists: Mike, Tad, Regan, Alessandro, Lennart. Read about day one.

Having survived day one of GDC Canada, filled with meeting great people and listening to excellent talks, the next day would even top my experience. First, of course, I went to see the keynote by Bioware founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk about their quest to fully engage a player emotionally in the interactive narratives they create. Again, it was a very friendly atmosphere, almost like you were hanging out at a friend’s place for watching game trailers and having barbecue. The presenters were excellent, however, contentwise I yearned for more than just a recap of Bartle’s player types and cool clips of their milestone games, but was left unserved. Then, there was also this trailer, which was different and disturbing: Continue reading

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My GDC Canada Experience – Day One

Just came back from joint conferences GDC Canada and Future Play, a combination of events that I would like to call the perfect game-industry-academia cocktail mixed by some very talented Canadians. I had the pleasure to speak at both events about the subject I am passionate about: Psychophysiological Player Testing and Metrical Game Research.
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