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|Session Name:||Player Choice of Gender and Body Type in Sunset Overdrive|
|Company Name(s):||Insomniac Games|
|Track / Format:||Visual Arts|
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|Overview:||This talk covers the technical side of giving the player a choice of gender and body type in Sunset Overdrive, a traversal action game. Sunset Overdrive is about player choice: choose your gender, choose your race, choose your body type (are you skinny or are you big, are you short or are you tall with broad shoulders?) choose your face, choose your get-up and off you go on a path of your choice. This session focuses on the systems and tools Insomniac Games developed to give the player full control over who they are in the game. The talk will concentrate on practical know-how of what systems need to be in place, and what production methods lead to success while avoiding costly pitfalls.|