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Level Design in a Day: How Modding Made Bethesda Better


Modding has had a direct influence on many developers, game studios, genres, and helped shape the course of the video game industry itself. Bethesda Game Studios is no exception to the influence of modding, having provided official mod tools for all of their projects since 2002's Morrowind to their most recent game, Skyrim. This talk will touch on the historical and modern relevance of modding, as well demonstrating the many positive ways in which modding has affected the studio. Attendees will leave with a new perspective on how modding has influenced everything from community building, tools design, team workflow, DLC, and the recent surge of interest in user-generated content.

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  • Joel Burgess
  • Bethesda Game Studios
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