DayZ is one of the most thrilling games released in the past few years! In 2016, Bohemia Interactive updated the game to use the new Enfusion engine, not only improving even further the stunning graphics of the game, but also significantly increasing the game's performance. This talk, covers the basics of Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers, as well as a live demo of how the tool has been used to identify performance improvement opportunities during the optimization pass. Featuring the survivors of DayZ' epic optimization's journey.
Takeaway: How to use of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers to optimize gameplay.
Seth Schneider, Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA) Product Owner, Intel
Wizards of the Coast makes and manages iconic games that rely on players’ creativity, self-expression and communities for them to even work, let alone be fun. Wizards President Christian Cocks discusses what the company has learned making Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, what to consider when making and selling games that rely on the creativity of your players, and how to engage communities at local and global scale
Christian Cocks, CEO, Wizards of the Coast
Overwatch runs on a very wide range of hardware, notably Intel Integrated. Learn some of the engine and art techniques used during development to help Overwatch perform well on various hardware specifications.
Takeaway: Learn some of the engine and art techniques used during development to help Overwatch perform well on various hardware specifications.
Ryan Greene, Senior Engineer, Blizzard
Not every good story makes a good game story, and not every great storyteller can craft great game narrative. This talk looks at where we as an industry so often go wrong, and how we can challenge some common assumptions to level up the story experiences in our games.
Leah Hoyer, VP Creative, Telltale Games