With thenbsp; first-500 pass deadline nbsp;almost due, 'future of games' conference,nbsp; GDC Next nbsp;organizers have revealed Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure gamenbsp; Broken Agenbsp;and Grand Cru's ' Minecraftnbsp;vs. Clash Of Clans'-esquenbsp; Supernautsnbsp;as the latest in the 'GDC Next 10' lecture series.
As part of thenbsp; Los Angeles event 's cutting-edge content, each game's creator will be invited to give a world-exclusive talk about the concepting, inspiration, and design behind the title.
Eachnbsp; 'GDC Next 10' nbsp;game has been picked by GDC's organizers as a game to watch for the future -- one that is doing something decidedly different in today's increasingly crowded game market.
This week's first inductee to the Next 10 is Double Fine's crowdfunded point-and-click adventure game revivalnbsp; Broken Age nbsp;< [a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWM4R5JsakE" class="releaselink" target="_new"> trailer ]. Their GDC Next session will explore their research and design for rethinking the classic adventure genre for the modern era.
With a compelling speaker line-up yet to be revealed, the studio will examine what classic adventure games did well, what fans of the genre liked about them, and how they can take advantage of all the advancements in dev technology and technique since the genre's heyday.
The second inductee to the GDC Next 10 this week isnbsp; Supernauts nbsp;< [a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84lO20G-RWc" class="releaselink" target="_new"> preview video ], the upcoming debut title from Finnish studio Grand Cru, whichnbsp; recently raised $11 million nbsp;to fund its creation. The free-to-play mobile MMO is being acclaimed for itsnbsp; Minecraftnbsp;meetsnbsp; Clash Of Clansnbsp;gameplay mechanics, and 148Appsnbsp; notes nbsp;that it's "creative, compelling, and social" in its early preview versions.
Speaking innbsp; 'Graphics Technology Challenges and Innovations for iOS innbsp; Supernauts,' nbsp;lead graphics programmer Harri H will bring his experience from titles such asnbsp; Tiki Towers, Bad Air Day,nbsp;andnbsp; Trials Evolutionnbsp;to help build the tech behindnbsp; Supernauts' user-generated content. Attendees will learn how his team designed, implemented, and optimized algorithms to generate its procedural graphics.
These two build on the announcement ofnbsp; the first GDC Next 10 lecture , onnbsp; Doki-Doki Universenbsp;by HumaNature Studios, and last week'snbsp; announcement nbsp;of adding featured talks for honorees Super TIME Forcenbsp;by Capy Games and Project Sparknbsp;by Team Dakota/Microsoft.
GDC Next nbsp;is the spiritual successor to GDC Online, and will take place alongsidenbsp; the App Developers Conference on November 5th-7th, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This new event aims to highlight the future of video game development, with tracks including 'Next Generation Game Platforms', 'Free To PlayNew Business Models', and 'SmartphoneTablet Games', as well as cloud and indie game tracks.
Check out the GDC Nextnbsp; Session Scheduler nbsp;to see the all the selected talks so far and begin your planning. Recently announced sessions nbsp;include Sega's move to free-to-play withnbsp; Sonic and veteran Tom Hall ( DOOM, Rise Of The Triad) onnbsp; Diner Dash's mobile efforts.
Registration is in full swing for GDC Next nbsp;and the co-located ADC. Less than 100 discounted passes remain, which offer up to 30% savings on ADC, GDC Next, or a combined VIP All-Access Pass. For all the latest news on GDC Next, subscribe for updates vianbsp; Facebook, nbsp; Twitter , or RSS .
The full announcement is available here:nbsp; http://www.gdcnext.com/news/2013/09/double-fines-broken-age-grand-.html