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Session Name: 'Dreamscaper': Killer Combat on an Indie Budget
Speaker(s): Ian Cofino
Company Name(s): Afterburner Studios
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Dreamscaper is an action roguelike released in the summer of 2021. With just three team members and a shoestring budget, Afterburner Studios was able to achieve critical and commercial success on their very first title. Dreamscaper sits at 90+% positive on Steam with 1200+ reviews and a Switch metacritic rating of 84, lauded for its polished game feel and engaging combat.nnDuring this talk, designer, animator and visual effects artist, Ian Cofino, will walk you through the process of creating a satisfying combat system on a small, indie team - focusing on the design, feel and workflow needed to achieve success.

Game Developers Conference 2022

Ian Cofino

Afterburner Studios

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