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Tuesday, August 16 • 10:00 - 10:30
The Potential of Smartphone Controllers in Local Multiplayer Game Design

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Using smartphones as gamepads is generally met with scepticism because of a lack of haptic feedback. Creating local multiplayer games for AirConsole has required us to put a lot of thought into how smartphones can be used as controllers in ways that aren't just 'not frustrating' but completely intuitive and beneficial. And more importantly: what sorts of game mechanics we can explore that would not be possible with traditional input devices.

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Alice Ruppert

Game Developer, N-Dream / AirConsole
I studied Game Design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) from 2012 to 2015, where I learned the fundamentals of various aspects of video game creation. In the second half of my BA studies, I focused my efforts on programming games in Unity/C#. | Since graduating in Spring 2015, I have been working as Game Developer for AirConsole.com, a free, web-based gaming platform for local multiplayer games controlled by smartphones. | My main... Read More →


Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:00 - 10:30
Ch.1: Pineapple Island Dock.One Cologne

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