Animal Crossing is now 12 years old. The latest Nintendo 3DS iteration has been played both by people who enjoyed the original game as well as their children! Animal Crossing: New Leaf uses network communication to build upon the first Nintendo 64 game's mission of "encouraging communication among different players." In this 2014 talk, Producer Katsuya Eguchi and director Aya Kyogoku discuss the different approaches they tried in order to develop ideas that would take advantage of the environments surrounding players, with a goal to provide both old and new consumers with something fresh and appealing.
In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its new 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, GDC Europe, and GDC Next 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.
Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Tech