"Day of the Tentacle" and Puzzle Dependency Graphs
Local cult celebrity Josh Weinberg, creator of TheWebsiteIsDown.com delivers a deep dive on the use of Puzzle Dependency Graphs and business process analysis in game design and development. Starting with a practical answer to the question "What is a Puzzle?" and progressing through a fully worked example from the seminal adventure game "The Day of the Tentacle". The topic includes guidance on how to construct a Puzzle Dependency Graph using various common software packages and explores what analysis of these graphs can tell you about a game's puzzles, story structure and gameplay balance.
Josh Weinberg originally presented this talk at the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. He won a coveted Webby Award in 2009 for his groundbreaking and hilarious web series, The Website Is Down, and continues to explore the limits of humor and technology as the UI Architect at Digabit, Inc.
Refreshments: Breakfast burritos & coffee
Hosted by: Josh Weinberg, Digabit, Inc.