January Meeting – Chris Foster and Mike Mandel on Designing Games for New Technology

by Dan Salsberg on January 7, 2015

in Event announcements,Post Mortem


(Recording of this presentation can also be found on our YouTube channel)

This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Wednesday, January 14th at Moksa in Cambridge and will begin at 7pm.

Our presentation this month will be by Chris Foster and Mike Mandel from Harmonix Music Systems, who will be giving a talk entitled:

“New Eyes, No Hands: Designing Games for New Technology”
Presented by Chris Foster, Senior Designer & Mike Mandel, Software Developer of Harmonix Music Systems


From the beginning, Harmonix has always focused on using new technologies to create compelling games and experiences.  As virtual reality becomes a focus for many developers, it has never been so important to learn how to design experiences that maximize the capability of new technologies. Chris Foster and Mike Mandel will present lessons learned from both Harmonix’s latest foray into motion gaming with Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, as well as the development of our new virtual-reality music visualizer Harmonix Music VR.  Fundamental design principles will be presented from a new perspective, along with practical techniques that can be used to improve the feel of gameplay systems and interfaces for emerging technologies.


Wednesday, January 14th
7pm @ Moksa
Directions: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/directions

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