Naughty Dog is known for shipping games that are both engaging and highly cinematic, and at next year's Game Developers Conference in March you'll get an inside look at how the magic is made.
Specifically, you'll get to see Naughty Dog story animator Marianne Hayden pull back the curtain on the design of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's charming, cinematic elephant ride in her Game Narrative Summit session on "Design vs. Story: How 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' Addressed the Elephant in the Room."
This promises to be a fun, informative talk that will give you an inside look at the story and design process at Naughty Dog. You'll learn -- from both a design and production standpoint -- how an animal originally intended as background became a vital part of the narrative, and a useful vehicle for bonding two characters together.
For more details on this talk (and many more!) check out the online 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.
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