Rare Natal design keynote locked in for Develop

Rare Natal design keynote locked in for Develop
Michael French

By Michael French

April 29th 2010 at 10:21AM

George Andreas to conduct headline lecture in design track at July event

Rare is set to deliver a design keynote on making games for Natal at July’s Develop Conference.

The studio’s creative director George Andreas will speak in a session called ‘The Future IS Controller-Free Games and Entertainment’.

Rare is working on ‘one of the premier launch titles’ for Microsoft’s new controller, according to Andreas.

His talk will look at ‘the challenges faced regarding the new design philosophy at the studio’.

In a short quote provided to the organiser describing his session he warned: “Everything you’ve learnt over the last 25 years – throw it away!” 

He will also ‘take a brief look at Rare’s last foray into the physical play space from yesteryear, and outline Rare’s vision for the future of physical based gaming’.

The organisers of the Develop conference have also detailed other key design talks at the event, including:



Working with WiiWare: From student developers to Swords and Soldiers
Jaspar Koning, Ronimo Games
 
Enslaved to the Story: When Ninja Theory Met Alex Garland
Tameem Antoniades, Ninja Theory

Opening Up Player Metrics to the Community in Just Cause 2
Jim Blackhurst & Mike Oldman, Square Enix

A Casual Game in Every Pocket
Dave Bishop, PopCap

Industry VIP’s Peter Molyneux and Tim Schafer are also confirmed to speak in the Design Track this year.