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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Finding Inspiration: Tools for When You're Stuck
Speaker(s): Lauren Cason
Company Name(s): ustwo games
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: All designers have experienced creative blocks. Lauren Cason of ustwo games will share methods and word games that you can use in your own processes to kickstart inspiration and get ideas flowing when you find yourself stuck. To give examples of several of these methods in action, she will walk you step by step through the brainstorming process artists used on 'Monument Valley 2', and how they got from whitebox puzzles to final environments. She will also discuss ways in which developers outside of the visual arts can use these same methods for finding inspiration.

GDC 2018

Lauren Cason

ustwo games

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Visual Arts

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