GDC 2009: User Generated Content

picture-10You might know Chris Hecker as the man who was involved in making a spore an inexcuseable piece of garbage by making it “cute”. Amazingly he still has a job with Maxis. Even more unbelievable, he was allowed to do a presentation at GDC 09 on user-generated content. With a game like Spore, user generated is mostly the whole basis of the game’s world. The presentation basically says where UGC is put to work and how it’s important in today’s games. In the presenation he used real-world examples and good examples of how UGC has gone to new levels like how a simple mod for Half-life became the popular Counter-strike we all know and love. He also took an amusing page and did a “Russian Space Minute”. If you really want to know more, Gamasutra has posted an article of the presentation right here.


~ by sporeteam on April 9, 2009.

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