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Classic Game Postmortem: Robotron: 2084


Eugene Jarvis, the influential game designer famously known for his work creating seminal titles like Defender and NARC, will be delivering a classic game postmortem on the iconic arcade game Robotron: 2084 at GDC 2014. Jarvis, currently president of the Raw Thrills arcade game studio, will talk about the creation of the arcade classic Robotron: 2084. Topics will include game design, play mechanics, hardware, software, enemy dynamics and sound synthesis. Drawing from his experiences in the industry, Jarvis will explain how Robotron's revolutionary dual-joystick control scheme was conceived and why the classic top-down shooter's wave-based survival combat remains so appealing more than thirty years after its 1982 release.

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