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GDC 2015 will host a Classic Game Postmortem of Star Control

Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, the cofounders of Toys For Bob, will be delivering a Classic Game Postmortem on the influential 1990 space adventure game Star Control at GDC 2015.

December 10, 2014

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As the year winds to a close, Game Developers Conference 2015 officials are excited to announce that two game industry luminaries are coming to the show next March to deliver what promises to be an insightful postmortem of a seminal game. Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, the game design duo who cofounded the venerable Toys For Bob studio 25 years ago, will be delivering a Classic Game Postmortem on their influential 1990 space adventure game Star Control at GDC 2015. As one of the first games to place players in command a starship and allow them to chart their own course -- either alone or with a friend -- through a remarkably well-realized virtual galaxy, Star Control and its many sequels blazed a trail that game developers still follow today. In the more than two decades since the game's release, Reiche III and Ford have gone on to launch a string of titles across a variety of genres, most recently finding great success with Toys For Bob's Skylanders series of games. Now they're coming to GDC in March to speak at length about their work creating the Star Control franchise, the influences that inspired their design and the challenges they faced during development. This is an hour-long session, and while we're still working out the exact scheduling details (coming soon!) we figured you might appreciate the heads-up so you can keep this postmortem on your radar and bookmark the Classic Game Postmortem: Star Control session on the GDC 2015 Session Scheduler. While you're there, you can check out the growing list of announced talks and begin to plan out your conference week, then later export it to the up-to-the-minute GDC Mobile App (also coming soon!) In the months ahead, conference officials look forward to announcing many more GDC 2015 sessions spanning a diverse array of game industry issues. For now, don't miss the opportunity to save money by registering early -- the deadline to register for passes at a discounted rate is January 21, 2015. GDC 2015 itself will take place March 2-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information on GDC 2015, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS. Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Tech.

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