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Learn how Weta built  Dr. Grordbort's Invaders  for Magic Leap at GDC 2019!

Learn how Weta built Dr. Grordbort's Invaders for Magic Leap at GDC 2019!

January 21, 2019 | By Staff

January 21, 2019 | By Staff
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Lots of game makers are working with the Magic Leap One, the developer edition of Magic Leap's remarkable AR headset, and at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in March you'll get an inside look at how one of the most remarkable Magic Leap experiences was made.

Creative powerhouse Weta Workshop designed Dr. Grordbort's Invaders specifically for Magic Leap, and in his GDC 2019 VRDC Game AR/VR track talk on "Creating 'Dr. Grordbort's Invaders' for Magic Leap One" lead game designer James Everett will walk you through the process.

While game devs are more familiar than most with the challenges of building things for platforms that don't quite exist yet, Everett's talk is especially exciting because Dr. Grordbort's Invaders is one of the world's first long-form mixed reality action games, and it was created by a brand-new team, on an in-development platform, incubated within the walls of an Academy Award-winning physical props company.

In this talk, Everett will discuss how the Weta Gameshop team, born of a collaboration between Magic Leap and Weta Workshop, delivered on their mandate to build an attention-grabbing game while providing feedback on the ever-evolving hardware and software that became the Magic Leap One Creator Edition!

Further details on this talk and many more are available now on the GDC 2019 Session Scheduler. There you can begin to lay out your GDC 2019, which takes place March 18th through the 22nd at the (newly renovated!) Moscone Center in San Francisco. 

Bring your team to GDC! Register a group of 10 or more and save 10 percent on conference passes. Learn more here.​

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