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Aesthetics, Game Design, and Development of the Zelda-like Anodyne

A talk I gave (52:10) of some of the aesthetic choices and game design in Jon Kittaka and I's Zelda-like, Anodyne.

Recently I was lucky enough to give a talk on my game, Anodyne, during the opening ceremony of my school's new arts center. 

In it, I decided to talk a bit about how Jon Kittaka and I went about choosing the music, art, and gameplay in some of the areas in Anodyne - basically, how we created the aesthetics and how they fit into the overall gameplay and story, etc.

I also talk a bit about our development workflow in creating the areas, as well as answer some other amusing questions.


 

One can download the demo of Anodyne here .

The slides are available here and you can watch the video below. Let me know what you think!

Link to video.

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