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|Session Name:||Foolproofing the Controls for 'What Remains of Edith Finch'|
|Company Name(s):||Giant Sparrow|
|Track / Format:||Independent Games Summit|
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|Overview:||The various controls of 'What Remains of Edith Finch' were built to satisfy many goals. Giant Sparrow aimed to build a game that could be enjoyed by even the least skillful players, while repeatedly introducing unexpected control schemes. Each control scheme aimed to capture the feel of performing a unique action. But also, each scenario needed to be learned and mastered almost immediately, without explicit tutorials, to avoid distracting the player from the narrative. Each scheme needed to give a sense of control, while gently guiding the player to move the narrative forward at a desired pace.|