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|Session Name:||Open Source Game Development Summit: 'Space Station 13': Behind one of the Largest Open Source Games|
|Track / Format:||Open Source Game Development Summit|
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|Overview:||Space Station 13 (SS13) is one of the largest open source games in the world. It boasts thousands of concurrent users and hundreds of unique forks, or altered versions of the base game. Nathan Riemer is a maintainer and designer for the largest SS13 fork. In this talk, they reveal how open source development shapes the design and production processes of a game and describes unique challenges that don't occur in closed source development. Learn about the pros and cons behind giving your community access not only to every step in the design and development process, but also the ultimate freedom to create their own wildly unique variations.|