As game developeres explore the possibilities of modern virtual reality hardware, some are looking beyond the bounds of game design for fresh insight.
At the inaugural Virtual Reality Developers Conference, which took place alongside GDC 2016, five VR experts from a variety of creative backgrounds shared practical advice collected from exploring VR and examining where the artistic possibilities overlap with the technical.
It was a great talk for anyone interested in the possibilities of VR, as the speakers (Timbre Interactive's Samantha Kalman, Temple Gate Games' Theresa Duringer, Turbo Button's Holden Link, Frame Interactive's Ben Throop and Uber Entertainment's Chandana Ekanayake) shared useful lessons learned about everything from bad UI/UX, to the possibilities of nonliteral spaces, to the principles of building immersion in virtual reality.
If you missed it in person, go ahead and watch the whole thing right now for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel.
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.
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