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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Free to Play Summit: The Game Designer's Notebook
Speaker(s): Eva Grillova, Tim Nixon, Valentina Tamer
Company Name(s): SocialPoint, thatgamecompany, Ubisoft
Track / Format: Free to Play Summit

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Overview: There are many game design topics that don't require an hour to discuss, but can be useful, especially for experienced game designers, as quick deep dives or punchy bits of food for thought. The Game Designer's Notebook asks seasoned game designers to open up a few pages from their notebook, and share insights and explorations into contemporary design issues in the F2P game design arena. Part microtalk, part design review, the GDN is the session at the GDC F2P Summit where game designers get to jump in, go deep and jump out. This year's session will offer an expose of the challenges faced by That Game Company's Sky as they moved their design focus from AAA to F2P, an exploration into different ways to work narrative into F2P Live Operations from one of Ubisoft's Narrative Designers, and a rapid fire deconstruction of everybody's favorite 2019 arrow shooting mobile puzzler Archero.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Eva Grillova


Tim Nixon


Valentina Tamer


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Free to Play Summit

Social / Online Games