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The Internet Archive is working with multiple external parties, including the IGDA's Preservation SIG and Stanford University's How They Got Game Project to preserve all kinds of rare and difficult to source video files relating to videogames.

Updates to the collection are now listed below:



If you have material that you would like to donate to this collection, please contact Jason Scott at [email protected]

[NOTE: If you're looking for Machinima, it has been moved into the new Animation & Cartoons collection.]

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Family Feud Online Party is a unique hybrid of web and downloadable casual games. A classic TV brand was converted into a subscription-based community by integrating existing Java web application infrastructure into a quality C++ game engine.
Topic: GDC
Game development is growing exponentially in scale - major increases in team size, content volume and overall complexity are already straining development to the breaking point. As a result, making a game is more painful and costly than ever before. Pipeline iteration rates suffer. Game load times slow to a crawl. And broken builds impede day-to-day progress. In the face of these challenges, next-gen complexity promises to multiply the pain. Online game developers have encountered many of these...
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Experience a two-year MBA program in 60 minutes. Anybody who wants a long career in the game industry needs to understand how business are run, how they make money, and how to help them make more money. In large companies, game creators may get frustrated by the decisions that their managers make. The frustration may or may not be justified - would you make the same decisions if you were managing the company? If you criticize a decision, can you suggest a better alternative that can actually be...
Topic: GDC
The most important things on launch day are the plans you set in motion six months before. It is crucial to have communications systems in place well before launch day, including community relations, customer support, moderation and social media strategies.
Topic: EU
The fully destructible battlefields of "WORLD IN CONFLICT" offer some of the greatest visuals ever created in a strategy game. By using a 3D camera, the graphics needed to be both detailed and scalable, allowing objects to be rendered from grass-root level all the way up above the clouds.
Topic: GDC
Ad tracking is a mission critical component of most app marketing programs. By being able to attribute downloads, and post-download events like in-app purchases, to the marketing source, app marketers harness a powerful way to gain insights that drive business and deliver outstanding ROI. But there are challenges associated with mobile ad tracking. Device Identifiers, Digital Fingerprinting, HTML5 Cookies, Android Referrer are all tracking methods on the market today, each employing very...
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The COLLADA panel session explores the application of COLLADA in game content production. Panelists from leading studios will discuss their experiences using COLLADA and share valuable insight garnered throughout their journey. Various features of the technology will be discussed such as the schema extensions for Effects and Physics.
Topic: GDC
As games developers experiment with different types of monetization, advertising can provide a consistent source of revenue. Come and join our AdMob Product Managers as they explore how AdMob can help you monetize your apps. We'll also reveal the best ways to increase downloads of your app.
Topic: GDC
Half-day tutorial, repeated in morning and after lunch. In this follow-up to 2007's popular Threading Games for Performance tutorial, Paul Lindberg and Brad Werth will present detailed case studies of successful threading practices in modern PC games. Each case study will be bookended by an explanation of the theory and a "what if" discussion of alternative approaches and further improvements. In addition to detail on specific games, major PC engines will be covered -- maybe the one...
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Being a game developer can be hazardous to your health. No, really. A lot of people start making games when they are young and end up sacrificing their health without even realizing it. Somehow, game devs think the only thing they need to worry about is carpal tunnel syndrome - and heck, there's surgery for that, isn't there? The truth is that game developers treat their computers better than their own bodies. Heavy-duty mental stress for years on end, bad posture for 18 hours a day, a diet of...
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As games developers experiment with different types of monetization, advertising can provide a consistent source of revenue. Come and join our AdMob Product Managers as they explore how AdMob can help you monetize your apps. We'll also reveal the best ways to increase downloads of your app.
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Employees are the most critical (and expensive) asset for interactive entertainment companies, but there isn't always a clear path on who is responsible for maximizing their potential -- the individual or the company? This panel of experts in talent development and recruiting will explore how to make better employees, and what makes someone stand out when being considered for growth opportunities.
Topic: GDC NEXT
Common wisdom states that building a successful game development program equals creating a degree composed of courses from various departments. Yet, to have a truly outstanding program, you need to go the extra mile - get out of the classroom - and add some (or all!) of the following tested elements to make your program stand out. These are not just best practices for producing the best graduates, but also facilitating research and administering an interdisciplinary program in universities that...
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Inspired by the #1ReasonWhy and #1ReasonToBe hashtag discussion, join us for a rapid, fun microtalk-style celebration and exploration of what it means to be a woman in games, European style. Each panelist will share their experience, its highs and lows, and explore a vision for a future industry that is inclusive for all. Hosted by Brenda Romero and Leigh Alexander, panelists include Auriea Harvey (Tale of Tales), Zuradia Buter (Executive Director, Global Game Jam), Henrike "Riker"...
Topic: GDC
Visual Arts managers from around the industry discuss common challenges and offer solutions. Topics include: pre-production resources, scheduling demons, tools, reviews, production pipelines and studio development. Participants are exposed to current issues facing the industry and come away armed with solutions to tackle the challenges of their own studios.
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Don Daglow has been creating games for the last 45 years, starting as a university student programming mainframe games for other students to play before the birth of the games industry. He has worked on every generation of game hardware from the beginnings of the industry to the PS4 and mobile games today. In this talk he'll use what he's learned in those 45 years to list 8 strategies that he believes will help you have a long and successful career in games.
Topic: EU
 
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Attend this session to learn more about how AMDs RapidFire SDK simplifies the delivery of multi-game streaming from a single GPU while minimizing latency to ensure one of the best cloud gaming experiences.
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Group Gatherings are a chance for like-minded developers to get together for networking and open discussion at the IGDA booth. Come to meet your peers and engage in deep dialogue over your area of specialty – or just partake is witty small talk.
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Let's face it. With the video game industry moving at the pace of Moore's law, nobody has the time to take a serious look at the diversity issue. Or do we? Just think of it this way. What would have happened if Miles Davis had no horn, if Stevie Wonder was not given a synthesizer? Winton Marsalis had no trumpet or Bessie Smith not given a microphone. What would the world have missed out on? The window of opportunity is wide open for video game industry leaders to make considerable progress in...
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This session explores how to successfully self-fund a game studio using Demiurge Studios as a case study. The speaker guides the audience through the special requirements and pitfalls faced by developers who undertake the slow-but-rewarding route to studio creation. The leaders of small, independent, bootstrapped studios are given specific examples of techniques that have both worked and failed in the past. The talk focuses on business and sales strategies that help elevate business in ways...
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It sounds ridiculous, but thinking of your player as someone you'd love to love is a very effective shortcut to good game design. A player's relationship with a game is intimate, intense, based on trust, and at risk from boredom and infidelity. Ensuring your game behaves like the perfect date ensures players stay involved, stick with you to the end, and pine, love-sick, for your sequel/follow-up. This session shows how your game can pull this off.
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Significant advances have been made in the field of interactive storytelling and drama, both in terms of conceptual design tools and working engines. This session evaluates four drama engines, Storytron, Rocket Hearts, Drama Princess, and Facade's, and uses fresh perspectives and models to compare their strengths, weaknesses and aesthetics.
Topic: GDC
Small tweaks to your game can result in significant revenue increase. However you cannot rely only on personal opinions; hypotheses need to be confirmed by users. In this session you will learn how to use Google SDKs to control experiments and configuration without shipping a new version of your app.
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It isn't just cheating anymore. Malicious software attacks are a real threat to any application that is accessible over the network, and many of the common patterns in game development expose real vulnerabilities. These roundtables offer a forum for technical discussions of how risks can be analyzed and mitigated, and development patterns and technologies to protect the next generation of games.
Topic: GDC
Networking in Windows Phone 8 has taken dramatic leaps and bounds forward; developers can now access Bluetooth and leverage NFC to build compelling new game scenarios and have full access to winsock as well as new WinRT sockets. Tim will give an overview of the networking technologies available and talk about their use in game.
Topic: GDC
The Facebook global games ecosystem is growing across mobile and web. In this all-day event, the Facebook Games team will present ecosystem trends, discuss new products, and how game developers can be successful. Developers will learn how to grow their games on Facebook and across platforms, build core and mid-core games, optimize revenue, and hear from other developers who build with Facebook Platform. AGENDA: 10-10:15am Facebook Games Ecosystem Overview Sean Ryan, Facebook Sean will kick off...
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PC's have undergone a quiet revolution over the last year, the advent of touch and sensors on Ultrabooks have made 'AAA' gaming on the move a practical proposition. This talk shows how to add these technologies to a traditional Desktop PC game while allowing backward compatibility with 100's of millions of PCs. In addition Sumo Digital will present a case study showing how they brought their experience of PC and current handheld systems to bear bringing Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed...
Topic: GDC
Do you think of games as "escapist" entertainment? Do you believe that the games you develop have little to no impact on your players' real lives? If so, it's time to wake up: There is no escape from reality, not even for gamers. Hundreds of scientific studies from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, family studies, and medicine document the myriad ways that games make a real and lasting impact on our brains and our bodies. Games change how we feel, think, act, and relate to each...
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The current (Next?) generation of hardware has a tremendous amount of computational power that is well suited for physics. This round table provides an opportunity for programmers interested in physics and designers with a high tolerance for technical jargon to discuss new ideas, trends, effective algorithms, API design, and Middleware for the parallel nature Xbox360, Cell and high end PCs.
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Peter Molyneux's stated ambition as a designer is to make FABLE 2 a landmark game. In order to achieve this three big design features have been added. The inspiration and rational behind these features will be discussed along with their evolution throughout the development process. The wider context of their impact and influence on the RPG genre with also be examined as the ambition is also to evolve the genre itself. The talk will be supported by retrospective videos as well as live game...
Topic: GDC
This full-day tutorial will present many advanced techniques used to develop next-gen gaming content using the latest version of 3ds Max: version 9. Many aspects of next-gen gaming content creation will be covered, including character rigging and deformations, facial animation, normal maps, as well as real-time physics and pixel shader visualization inside the 3ds Max 9 interface.
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Qualcomms BREW has quickly become the dominant mobile platform in todays wireless landscape. However, BREW is not perfect and through the various incarnations of BREW and the different SDK versions, a series of inconsistencies, problems and errors have surfaced which make developing for the platform challenging and often time-consuming. How do you deal with a platform where full functionality of the core APIs is not guaranteed? How do you create successful games on cell phones that show...
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The Facebook global games ecosystem is growing across mobile and web. In this all-day event, the Facebook Games team will present ecosystem trends, discuss new products, and how game developers can be successful. Developers will learn how to grow their games on Facebook and across platforms, build core and mid-core games, optimize revenue, and hear from other developers who build with Facebook Platform. AGENDA: 10-10:15am Facebook Games Ecosystem Overview Sean Ryan, Facebook Sean will kick off...
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Developers increasingly use third-party software to limit the cost and time needed to create games. While so-called middleware conjures great benefits, the typical middleware license disclaims significant liability and refuses meaningful compensation for violations. This presentation will explore the ways in which middleware vendors limit their contractual responsibility to developers, the attendant risks developers assume, and case studies of how these issues are resolved.
Topic: GDC
This panel offers an overview of the challenges faced by developers in handling the huge numbers of voice files in many of today's games. Each panelist outlines some of the techniques they've come to rely upon through the years, and demonstrates some of their favorite tools and techniques.
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Learn tips, useful suggestions, the successes and the mistakes of some of the most experienced outsource users in the business.
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This session helps developers understand publisher greenlighting processes and techniques to set-up for an effective pitch and presentation. It discusses the pitfalls developers must avoid. The talk aims to help get more original ideas approved, benefiting the whole industry.
Topic: GDC
XNA Game Studio Express marks a new direction for how Microsoft engages with the wider gaming eco-system and how it thinks about what consumers can do with their retail console. This talk examines the winding road that took XNA from a "vision" at GDC 04 to the release of XNA Game Studio Express in December 06. This is an inside look at the how and why of the decisions that shaped the current direction of the project and the lessons learned along the way. The talk draws parallels with...
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2006 GDC Kids When I Grow Up
2006 Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings Business Management IGDA (2006)
 
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Discovering a regression in your game the night before a demo is worth a lot. Having an automated system tell you weeks in advance is priceless.
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Whether new to version control or just needing a thorough explanation of Git and GitHub, this talk will help you grasp the concepts of distributed version control and effectively begin using the GitHub suite of tools. You'll explore both Git concepts and typical GitHub workflows through practical demonstrations. We'll showcase our collaboration workflows, branching and merging, undoing mistakes. We'll also show you how you can host your web-based games on GitHub Pages.
Topic: GDC
Bringing together various parts of the previous sessions, this will be a fully hands-on technical demonstration of putting together a simple iOS game and testing it on a device. Materials will be available for attendees who wish to follow along or complete the exercise after the session.
Topic: GDC
Prefabricated communities in online games are communities that have already formed on the internet and decide to start playing your game. This talk will look at how they operate in different games and what you need to know to manage them.
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The pioneers who have emerged at the forefront of digital distribution in videogames meet to discuss how the early experiments of the past year played out, how their business and revenue-sharing models differ, and how they expect the growing space to evolve as more players enter the market.
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2007 Hollywood and Games Conference Photos (June 26, 2007)
Your player community is stronger when they can all play together. So why are you needlessly dividing them up into arbitrary groups across screens and devices? Let's look at how Google Play Games is letting all of your players play together as one big happy family.
Topic: GDC
This session is appropriate for developers new to touchscreen game design, as well as those looking to further leverage the nuances of the platform. This patterns-based approach will give attendees a specific set of parameters and technical methods for building touch-native iOS games. The talk will also cover: A breakdown of several common input patterns in iOS games Functional analysis & suitability (patterns) Examples and case studies (a look at popular games and their input models)...
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An extension of the work presented at last year's Game Studies Download: The top 10 Research Findings, this presentation discusses the impact of in-game music on player behavior. It discusses how the choice of preferred vs.aggressive vs.relaxing in-game soundtrack affects player performance, evaluation, emotional and arousal state. This is discussed in relation to player experience, game complexity, and personality factors.
Topic: GDC
This presentation will address how best for a developer to create, manage and build value in a brand, by discussing relevant copyright issues created in connection with videogames and virtual worlds. It will provide strategies for protecting and managing developer rights while avoiding infringing on the rights of others.
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In a unique promotion for Burger King, Microsoft's Xbox team worked closely with leading British developer Blitz Games to produce three Xbox 360 games for a massive in-store promotion beginning November 2006. The promo sold 3.2M units and was cited as being responsible for a 40% increase in BK's Q4 profits.
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Despite being an integral part of all gaming, sometimes it is the least thought out or acknowledged part of a game. With current-Gen technology allowing developers to blur the line between the menu systems and the game itself, thus creating a more immersive experience, it is important to not only embrace this technology but develop better methods for concepting and developing engaging visuals that will marry the two into a more immersive experience. This session will outline one methodology for...
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The amount and variety of custom tools and pipelines is skyrocketing. How can a game studio efficiently deploy, update and manage them all? Outsourcers using those pipelines complicates things even further. The Saints Row project peaked at over 100 internal Volition developers and more than 20 overseas artists. This lecture provides detailed advice on effective tools and pipeline management, drawn from experience on past and present Volition projects.
Topic: GDC
What are the bottom line issues worth going to battle over in that 70 page game dev contract? This program will cut through the boilerplate and identify the issues that are most worth the fight.
Topic: GDC
This two-hour lecture will focus on the postmortem analysis of DINER DASH: HOMETOWN HERO, published by PlayFirst, and will highlight what worked and what didn't during the game development process. The lecture will share two perspectives, game design and technical development, presented by the respective team leads.
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A descriptive bootstrap adventure of how it was to develop FORCED while living together with ten people for three years. Stressful periods with drinking, synchronized sleeping hours and huge personal bank loan risks will be covered - and whether it was worth it.
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Celebrating G.A.N.G.'s 12-year anniversary, the G.A.N.G. officers will discuss the organization's accomplishments over the last 12 years, as well as what is currently in the works. There will be an open discussion with the audience on how to further improve the future of the organization and to look at what the future holds. This meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting excellence and advancements in interactive audio. Over 3000 people representing over 25 countries around the world...
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Building a profitable business in the F2P world is not easy. Which data should you be looking at everyday, no matter what, to delight your players and deliver the highest revenues for your game? In this session, we will equip you with the 3 most critical metrics to focus on so you can improve your revenue performance on a daily basis. You will learn how to maximize the value of the audience that you worked so hard to build as well as how to identify, segment and keep your valuable users....
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Creating effective prototypes of game designs, user interfaces, and technologies requires a unique set of skills and knowledge, somewhat distinct from the skills used in making a game. This lecture discusses creating these various types of prototypes from an advanced and in-depth perspective. The talk goes through a number of important questions and topics that should be addressed before, during, and after the prototype is created, including metrics for judging the effectiveness of prototypes,...
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Counter-intuitive Creative Direction is a gathering of creative directors, veteran game designers and project managers for the express purpose of analyzing and discussing the role of game project creative direction. The panel participants will exchange creative exercises, techniques for framing and influencing game design, story, game designer mentoring and IP shaping. This panel will outline and analyze the universal benefits and challenges provided by this pivotal and misunderstood role.
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The expanding number and scope of patents relating to game technology will be discussed in the context of what motivates inventors to seek and then enforce patents. Representative patents will be considered using a PowerPoint display of portions of actual patents and complaints in federal cases. The steps that can be taken by developers and publishers to increase their sensitivity to patent risks and their ability to detect and avoid the claims of patent owners will form the core of the...
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