Events

MGDC + VRDC @ MGDC 2020 Sessions

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Monday, 10:00am – 11:00am

ADVANCED GRAPHICS TECH: “D3D12 AND VULKAN DONE RIGHT” & “WAVE PROGRAMMING IN D3D12 AND VULKAN”

Location:  Room 2006, West Hall

Speaker: John Smith

Format: Tutorial

Track: Programming

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

 

Monday| 10:00am – 11:00am

ANIMATION BOOTCAMP: ANIMATION MICROTALKS

Location:  Room 132, North Hall

Speaker: Stacie Hammermall

Lana Bachynski (Blizzard Entertainment), Shahbaaz Shah (Telltale Games), Tim Borrelli (First Strike Games), Gwen Frey (The Molasses Flood), Matt Conn (MidBoss), Gabriela Aveiro (Dames Making Games), Matthew Russell (Amazon), Michael Jungbluth (Volition), Mariel Cartwright (Lab Zero Games), Matt Majers (Pixar)

Format: Tutorial

Track: Visual Arts

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

 

Monday, | 10:00am – 11:00am

ART DIRECTION BOOTCAMP: PANTALONES! THINGS I WISHED SOMEONE TOLD ME PRIOR TO BECOMING AN ART DIRECTOR

Location:  Room 130, North Hall

Speaker: Bob Murphy

Format: Tutorial

Track: Visual Arts

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, 10:00am – 11:00am

CRAFTING PROMOTIONS THAT WORK, AND HOW I CREATED ONE THAT DIDN’T (PRESENTED BY AMAZON)

Location:  Room 3014, West Hall

Speaker: John Kirk

Format: Sponsored Dev Day

Track: Monetization, Business & Marketing

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Education Summit, Indie Games Summit, Audio Track Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Monday, | 10:00am – 11:00am

GOOGLE DEVELOPER DAY KEYNOTE (PRESENTED BY GOOGLE)

Location:  Room 2020, West Hall

Speaker: Sydney Hall (Google)

Format: Sponsored Dev Day

Track: Business & Marketing, Design

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Education Summit, Indie Games Summit, Audio Track Pass, Expo Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Monday, | 10:00am – 11:00am

‘LINE WOBBLER’ & ‘BEASTS OF BALANCE’: TWO ROUTES TO CUSTOM HARDWARE GOODNESS

Location:  Room 2009, West Hall

Speaker: Kiim Monotain

Track: Independent Games Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, Indie Games Summit

 

Monday, | 10:00am – 11:00am

PLAYING THE MIDDLE: BALANCING TRUST, CREATIVITY, AND BUSINESS IN THE SCIENCE OF EXPERIENCE

Location:  Room 3009, West Hall

Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: UX Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 11:20am – 12:20pm

CREATING MIXED REALITY TRAILERS AND LIVESTREAMS

Location:  Room 135, North Hall

Speakers:

Format: Session

Track: Game VR/AR

Pass Type: MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Monday, | 11:20am – 12:20pm

FROM RATIONAL TO EMOTIONAL: DESIGNS THAT INCREASE PLAYER RETENTION

Location:  Room 3009, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: UX Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 11:20am – 12:20pm

MATH FOR GAME PROGRAMMERS: SOLVING NINTENDO’S CODINGAME CHALLENGE

Location:  Room 3002, West Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Programming

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 1:20pm – 2:20pm

ADVANCED GRAPHICS TECH: “ASYNC COMPUTE: DEEP DIVE” & “RASTER ORDERED VIEWS AND CONSERVATIVE RASTERIZATION”

Location:  Room 2006, West Hall

 

Monday, | 1:20pm – 1:50pm

ANIMATION BOOTCAMP: CUPHEAD PROCESS AND PHILOSOPHY

Location:  Room 132, North Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Visual Arts

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, February 27 | 1:20pm – 1:50pm

REINVENTING A MOBILE DEVELOPER: FROM EARLY HITS TO ENDURING SUCCESS

Location:  Room 201, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: MGDC Mobile Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 2:10pm – 2:40pm

ANIMATION BOOTCAMP: A STUDY OF CREATURE ANIMATION IN FILM AND GAMES

Location:  Room 132, North Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Visual Arts

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, – | 2:10pm – 2:40pm

DARK PATTERNS: HOW GOOD UX CAN BE BAD UX

Location:  Room 3009, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: UX Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 2:40pm – 3:40pm

ART DIRECTION BOOTCAMP: CREATING A BELIEVABLE HERO

Location:  Room 130, North Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Visual Arts

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, February 27 | 2:40pm – 3:40pm

INTEGRATING AMAZON APIS IN UNITY (PRESENTED BY AMAZON)

Location:  Room 3014, West Hall

Speaker:

Format: Sponsored Dev Day

Track: Programming

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Education Summit, Indie Games Summit, Audio Track Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Monday, | 3:00pm – 3:30pm

BEYOND FRAMERATE: TAMING YOUR TIMESLICE THROUGH ASYNCHRONY

Location:  Room 2002, West Hall

Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: AI Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

ADVANCED GRAPHICS TECH: “CINEMATIC DEPTH OF FIELD” & “ADVANCED PARTICLE SIMULATION IN COMPUTE”

Location:  Room 2006, West Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Programming

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

ART DIRECTION BOOTCAMP: CINEMATIC ENVIRONMENT PRODUCTION FOR ‘UNCHARTED 4’

Location:  Room 130, North Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Visual Arts

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Monday, | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

MGDC MOVIE NIGHT: CLUE!

Location:  Room 135, North Hall

Format: Special Event

Track: Special Event

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Education Summit, Indie Games Summit, Audio Track Pass, Expo Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

Tuesday, February 28 | 10:00am – 11:00am

A YEAR IN VR: A LOOK BACK AT VR’S LAUNCH

Location:  Room 135, North Hall

Speakers:

Format: Session

Track: Game VR/AR

Pass Type: MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 10:00am – 11:00am

A YEAR IN VR: A LOOK BACK AT VR’S LAUNCH

Location:  Room 135, North Hall

Speakers:

Format: Session

Track: Game VR/AR

Pass Type: MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 10:00am – 11:00am

ALL ABOUT THAT BAAS: TO BUILD, BUY, OR RENT A SERVER FOR YOUR GAME?

Location:  Room 2014, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: MGDC Mobile Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 11:20am – 12:20pm

BOARD GAME DESIGN DAY: BOARD GAME DESIGN AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LOSS AVERSION

Location:  Room 2010, West Hall

Speaker:

Format: Tutorial

Track: Design

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 11:20am – 12:20pm

CARE AND FEEDING OF WILD FANSITES

Location:  Room 3009, West Hall

Summit Speakers:

Format: Session

Track: Community Management Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 12:20pm – 1:20pm

VIP VRDC@MGDC ROUNDTABLE LUNCH (PRESENTED BY HYPEREAL)

Location:  North Hall Lower Lobby (near escalators)

 

Format: Special Event

Track: Special Event

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 12:20pm – 1:20pm

WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT: WHY THE MOBILE APP ECONOMY NEEDS GREATER CONTROL AND TRANSPARENCY (PRESENTED BY ONE BY AOL)

Location:  Room 2011, West Hall

Speakers:

Format: Sponsored Session

Track: Business & Marketing

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Education Summit, Indie Games Summit, Audio Track Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 1:20pm – 1:50pm

BUILDING GAME MECHANICS TO ELEVATE NARRATIVE IN ‘OXENFREE’

Location:  Room 2005, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: Independent Games Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, Indie Games Summit

 

Tuesday, | 2:10pm – 2:40pm

FADE TO BLACK? WRITING AND DESIGNING SEX SCENES IN GAMES

Location:  Room 3016, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Format: Session

Track: Game Narrative Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC

 

Tuesday, | 2:10pm – 2:40pm

FINDING ‘DUSKERS’: INNOVATION THROUGH BETTER DESIGN PILLARS

Location:  Room 2005, West Hall

Summit Speaker:

Tim Keenan (Misfits Attic)

Format: Session

Track: Independent Games Summit

Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, Indie Games Summit

 

Tuesday, | 3:50pm – 4:20pm

VIDEO GAME DESIGN PRACTICES IN A SYMULTANEOUS SYNCHRONOUS/ASYNCHRONOUS ONCAMPUS/ONLINE CLASSROOM
Location:  Room 3020, West Hall
Summit

Speaker:

Format: Session
Track: MGDC Education

Summit
Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, MGDC Education Summit


 

Tuesday, | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

CREATING VR EXPERIENCES: UNITY’S TOOLS AND BEST PRACTICES (PRESENTED BY UNITY TECHNOLOGIES)


Location:  Room 3014, West Hall
Sponsor

Speakers:

Format: Sponsored Dev Day

Track: Design
Pass Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Main Conference, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC, VRDC Pass, MGDC Education Summit, Indie Games Summit, Audio Track Pass, MGDC Main Conference + VRDC



 

Tuesday, | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

PRODUCER BOOTCAMP: PRODUCER PANEL


Location:  Room 132, North Hall

Speakers:

Format: Tutorial
Track: Production & Team Management
Pass

Type: MGDC All Access, MGDC All Access + VRDC, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps, MGDC Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps + VRDC