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Bringing Console Development to Mobile: Lessons From My Cross-Platform Transition


We're entering a phase where lessons from console development are more relevant than ever to mobile. Implementing the best aspects of AAA development into mobile will be how the next mobile successes are made. This entails planning longer development times, attracting AAA talent, emphasizing prototyping, finding the fun early, relying more on intuition and less on data, and setting a higher bar for art. Mobile teams need to use select AAA practices like prototyping and iterating early to identify what makes a game fun long before it launches. We've come to a point where it's essential for developers to create native mobile games that offer deeper, more visually-appealing experiences for players from day one. This talk will discuss how the Pocket Gems team has spent two years improving upon old mobile methods in order to make the best games possible.

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  • GDC 2015
  • Ben Liu
  • Pocket Gems
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  • Advocacy
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