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The_Sphinx
02-07-2007, 07:39 AM
from 7 - 9 of March there is another big game expo: the Game Developers Conference, held in San Fransisco.

And take one guess who's on the list of speakers?

Exactly: Jade Raymond.

I searched around and found the following:

Session:
Chaos vs Control: Creating Gameplay From Crowd Behavior in Assassin's Creed
Speaker: Jade Raymond (Producer, Ubisoft Montreal), Matt Mazerolle
Date/Time: Friday (March 9, 2007) 4:00pm " 5:00pm
Location (room): Room 3001, West Hall
Track: Game Design
Format: 60-minute Lecture
Experience Level: Intermediate

Session Description
Crowd Gameplay is one of the big promises of Next Gen consoles. Having seen the consoles of the future, we thought "Bigger, Faster, Stronger!", "More Polygons, More AI, More Physics!!", "More Enemies, More People, Real CROWDS!!!". Bigger can be better, but it rarely brings anything new to the player experience. This talk explores how the Assassin's Creed team hit upon the interesting conclusion that lots of people on screen does NOT equal crowd gameplay. This talk will walk you through how we harnessed the chaos of emergent crowd behavior to create recognizable rules that the player can use to develop their own strategies and play style.
We will explore a mish mash of design ideas, emergence theory, production pitfalls and concrete technical solutions used in the creation of the Assassin's Creed crowd system. Jade will cover the theory and ideas while Mat explains the nitty gritty details that actually make it all work. Videos, prototypes and tech demos will be show throughout to illustrate what worked, what didn't and what was just plain ridiculous but we might keep it in the game anyways.

Idea Takeaway
We have to break away from our old recipes in order to deliver something new. Building emergence into our games is a good start but these systems can easily spiral into total chaos. The key is finding a balance between chaos and control so that we continue to take players by surprise without sacrificing the strategic side of play.

Intended Audience
Game Developers with Next-Gen experience

heavydny86
02-07-2007, 07:55 AM
Sounds promising. Then again, this type of conference doesn't look like something for players. More for developers, we might actualy not find out anything new unless ur interested in the actual code behind crowds.

Have my fingers crossed though.

The_Sphinx
02-07-2007, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by heavydny86:
Sounds promising. Then again, this type of conference doesn't look like something for players. More for developers, we might actualy not find out anything new unless ur interested in the actual code behind crowds.

Have my fingers crossed though.

I'm hoping for a new Developers Diary actually http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

The last one was in September, I'd say it's about time they made another one..

heavydny86
02-07-2007, 08:17 AM
Yeah, I'd say there a lil over due. It's not like a dev diary is even a big deal. But with the famine of info coming from ubi, I guess a few crumbs will do.

Lhorkan
02-07-2007, 12:37 PM
Videos, prototypes and tech demos will be show throughout to illustrate what worked

Doesn't sound bad. I hope some of those will leak through. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

noobfun
02-07-2007, 12:40 PM
theres 2 dev weblogs on google video, dunno if they were pasted on main site before the current one

weblog 1 (http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-1551291178773761317&q=assassins+creed)

weblog 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usykFKnqHjQ)

some ******s practicing for the release (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXV90iCYYgc)- as a disclaimer these guys are tards so dont try this at home or in public or even think about it please

SpyderNynja
02-07-2007, 03:04 PM
some ******s practicing for the release (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXV90iCYYgc)- as a disclaimer these guys are tards so dont try this at home or in public or even think about it please
I am not "some tard", k? That's my video! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I was supposed to make two more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

noobfun
02-07-2007, 03:12 PM
lmao your such a tard ^_^

whens the escape and evade video due? that should be funny jumping roof to roof .. second thoughts maybe you shouldnt try that one

RetiredHatch
02-07-2007, 03:14 PM
well do it i'd love to see two more that video is hilarious XD

The_Sphinx
02-07-2007, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by swiftslasher7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
some ******s practicing for the release (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXV90iCYYgc)- as a disclaimer these guys are tards so dont try this at home or in public or even think about it please
I am not "some tard", k? That's my video! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I was supposed to make two more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha Christ, that video is yours? Which one are you?

Really cool video though!

noobfun
02-07-2007, 06:08 PM
lol just rewatched gotta love the crowd dynamics for the kill on the crowded side walk (1:35 ish)

and if any of the targets are standing at bus stops or dancing in the park im comming to you for advice on the kill lol

SpyderNynja
02-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Adnocana:
Haha Christ, that video is yours? Which one are you?

Really cool video though!

I'm the assassin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

heavydny86
02-07-2007, 11:21 PM
lol...what r the chances? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

WildDog9
02-08-2007, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by heavydny86:
lol...what r the chances? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Of?

The_Sphinx
02-08-2007, 04:22 AM
Originally posted by WildDog9:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by heavydny86:
lol...what r the chances? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Of? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Of linking a youtube video saying it's about a bunch of morons while the creator is on the same forum.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif


And let's keep this ontopic men..

The_Sphinx
02-12-2007, 04:11 PM
Will IGN or Gametrailers even cover this event?

DARKmaster702
02-12-2007, 05:00 PM
its about time that they release new info. Ive been waiting for a while. cant wait

HamasAirborne28
02-12-2007, 08:21 PM
last new news was when they said assasins creed wasnt on the releases on ubisofts spring list so ya i want some new newss now

SpyderNynja
02-13-2007, 04:27 PM
gametrailers usually has more videos than ign does so im betting they'll have it