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Video: Emergent storytelling techniques in The Sims

July 9, 2020 | By Staff

July 9, 2020 | By Staff
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In this GDC 2018 session game dev Matt Brown examines the various techniques employed across all four generations of The Sims to empower player-driven and emergent storytelling.

It was a novel look at how Maxis designed The Sims to enable player creativity, and how the team's approach to development evolved over time to support and encourage players telling their own stories.

Brown's talk was engaging and intriguing, so don't miss out on your opportunity to now watch it for free on the official GDC YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying 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 or VRDC 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



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