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Video: A behind-the-scenes look at the art of Old Man's Journey

October 4, 2017 | By Staff

October 4, 2017 | By Staff
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Broken Rules' Old Man's Journey is a visually striking puzzle adventure featuring an absorbing, emotional narrative: the life story of an old man.

At GDC 2017, Broken Rules' Clemens Scott spoke frankly about how the game came about because it was at the confluence of the studio's three goals: make games they like to make, that they are capable of making, and that have a market.

Scott explained that the team embraced these rules as a "box" they had to think inside of, and it shaped the game's design as much as its art direction. He revealed how this box made decisions easier and helped them build a 2D hand drawn art style that speaks to a broad demographic of players, and shared how they set up their art pipeline to efficiently produce sharp drawings for different aspect ratios and resolutions ranging from 4K montiors to iPhone sized screens.

It was an interesting, informative talk, and now you can watch it for free via the official GDC Vault YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

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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