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Extrasolar Postmortem: Game Design at 0.0003 FPS

Rob Jagnow  |  Founder & CEO, Lazy 8 Studios

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Independent Games Summit
Vault Recording: Video

Rejecting your players, long mandatory delays, antiquated monetization models and an overly generous demo. These might all sound like terrible ideas, but in Extrasolar, all were added quite deliberately. Inspired by a desire to bring photorealistic graphics to a Web audience, Extrasolar was designed with an unusual set of goals and constraints. Learn about our guiding design principles and how we applied them in practice to achieve an interactive story that is unlike anything else.


Based on examples from Extrasolar, learn to focus on what makes your game truly special and figure out when established design principles should be broken to allow the gem at the heart of your game to shine.