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IGDA: OC Presents 'Lone Echo and the Magic of VR'

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440 Exchange

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Irvine, CA 92602

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VR as a medium represents a pretty large shift in both game development as well as artistic production practices. Going from AAA consoles to creating Lone Echo, now viewed as a landmark title in the new medium, required letting go of a lot of previously held beliefs, making a lot of mistakes, and ultimately leaning into the things that are so powerful and unique about VR.

From achieving a high degree of player presence and immersion, gearing artistic design towards putting comfort at the forefront, and pushing the expectations of visual fidelity under daunting performance targets, Nathan will touch on a number of the challenges and lessons learned through the process, as well as what he found so exciting about the medium, from both from an artistic and creative standpoint.

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Nathan Phail-Liff is Studio Art Director at independent game developer Ready At Dawn, most recently shipping Lone Echo and Echo VR for the Oculus Rift, and is currently Game Director on the single-player sequel, Lone Echo II. Prior to Lone Echo, Nathan worked as Art Director on The Order: 1886 and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, as Lead 3D and Technical Artist on God of War: Chains of Olympus, and on Daxter as Environment, Lighting, and Texture Artist.

Drawing from both his technical and artistic background, Nathan has played an integral role in pushing the boundaries of both artistry and technology in the interactive medium, across a range of platforms including portables, home consoles, and VR.

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Doors open at 7:00 PM. Talk starts at 7:30 PM. Parking is free and plentiful at the building. Please note, if you use an app for directions to the building, it may direct you to the backside of the building.

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