One designer, 90+ vehicles and only six months to go.
That was the scenario Volition's David Bianchi faced when coming to work on Saint's Row: The Third.
At GDC 2014, he delivered a great talk about how he effectively wound up single-handedly designing and implementing the game's vehicle system.
It was an informative talk, even if you don't care about the Saint's Row games, because Bianchi deconstructed how he got through a lot of especially difficult system design work and turned it around into a large and worthy part of a successful AAA release.
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.
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