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Session Name: A Dynamic Component Architecture for High Performance Gameplay
Speaker(s): Terrance Cohen
Company Name(s): Ogmento
Track / Format: Programming
Overview: This presentation will detail a dynamic component architecture used in the Resistance franchise to represent aspects of entity and systems' behavior. This component system addresses several weaknesses of the traditional game object model for high-performance gameplay, particularly in multi-threaded or multi-processor environments. Dynamic components are allocated and deallocated on-demand from efficient memory pools, and the system provides a convenient framework for running updates in parallel and on different processors such as SPUs. The system can be layered on top of a traditional game object model, so a codebase can gradually migrate to this new architecture. The presentation will discuss motivations and goals of the system as well as implementation details.

GDC Canada 2010

Terrance Cohen

Ogmento

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Programming

Programming