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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Making 'Night in the Woods' Better with Open Source
Speaker(s): Jon Manning
Company Name(s): Secret Lab
Track / Format: Independent Games Summit
Overview: No matter what your role, you've almost certainly used open source code in your project. But it's much rarer to see a game release code of it's own, when doing so can be a huge boost to your production. In this session, you'll learn how 'Night in the Woods' open sourced Yarn, the dialogue system managing all of the text in the game, in the middle of production. This session will discuss how the community took it over, made it better, and improved the life of the development team as a result. Come and see how to give back, and get more.

GDC 2017

Jon Manning

Secret Lab

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Independent Games Summit

Independent Games