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Video: Reinventing a platformer for VR the Astro Bot way

In this 2019 GDC session, creative director Nicolas Doucet talks about the origins and development of the acclaimed PlayStation VR platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

In this 2019 GDC session, creative director Nicolas Doucet talks about the origins and development of the acclaimed PlayStation VR platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

What's especially interesting about Doucet's presentation is his insight into how the team tried new ideas and dealt with the ups and downs of reinventing one of the oldest genres in video games, platformers, for VR.

Now Doucet's talk is available to watch for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel, and it's well worth seeing if you have any interest in VR game development or in adapting popular game design ideas to the world of VR.

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In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or XRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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