Game Developers Conference organizers have announced new talks for the upcoming March 2013 conference, including Ubisoft's time-saving ideas on bug management, Activision partner Flurry's analytics-derived mobile game strategies, and AudioGaming's AAA audio lessons applied to indie mobile development.
These lectures are part of the Production, Business, and Audio tracks in GDC's main conference, taking place March 27-29 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.
Using analytics data from over 500 million mobile app gaming sessions per day, Laughlin will share genre-specific metrics that developers "should aim to achieve on their mobile titles, and how these performance characteristics should impact their business decisions."
The former Sony researcher and Ubisoft audio designer will provide examples from conception to production of the upcoming DogBox and Bulkypix mobile game, Holy Shield. He will explain "methodologies for effective, but simple, real-time mixing and bus design, music systems and in-tempo events, asset management, simple procedural audio, real-time special effects, and the methods used to produce original assets."
Discounted Early Bird registration for all passes, including the Main Conference Pass and Audio Track Pass, is now open on the show's official website, and GDC 2013 itself will take place March 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.