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|Session Name:||Physics for Game Programmers : Numerical Methods|
|Company Name(s):||Blizzard Entertainment|
|Track / Format:||Programming|
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|Overview:||Game physics engines are used to create games like Portal, Titanfall, Smash Hit, and Diablo 3. Games would be far less compelling without the realistic physics simulation that engages the player's intuition and stimulates their motion awareness. Physics has become a staple of the modern gaming tradition as we try to re-create and re-interpret the world around us. The Physics for Programmers tutorial brings together speakers from Blizzard, Respawn, Mediocre, and Valve. Topics include numerical integration, contact manifolds, destruction, solvers, networking, and optimization. The focus is on rigid body physics and real-time simulation in games. There will be a mix of introductory topics, recent algorithms, and practical tips.|