GDC Europe 2016 Schedule

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  • Deterministic Simulation: What Online Games Can Learn from the Game Boy

    Location:  Congress Saal 3, 4th Level
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Programming
    Pass Type: Student Pass, All Access Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    The Nintendo Game Boy featured multiplayer games using a link cable with very low throughput. The trick was deterministic simulation, which is still a useful technique today. This talk will take a look at how different types of online games can use deterministic simulation to reduce network traffic and gives practical tips on implementation.


    Attendees will learn how to use deterministic simulation in different types of online games, including what to do and what not to do. David will also take a look at deterministic random number generation.

    Intended Audience

    This session is aimed at programmers of online or multiplayer games, but some of the ideas presented may also appeal to developers of single player games.