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speaker Micro The tech challenges behind the building of a metaverse: the story of Dual Universe
Programming & Technology

The tech challenges behind the building of a metaverse: the story of Dual Universe

Date : Tuesday, November 13th - 13.15 - 14.15 > 511E

Description: Dual Universe is a giant single-shard open world where everything is editable via a dual contouring voxel approach. We introduce here the key technological challenges behind this vision, from the continuous single-shard cluster technology to handle millions of players in the same world at the same time, to the particularities of voxels in a giant world with several levels of details, and how emergent gameplay can be pushed to its limits via LUA scripting, a form of in-game modding. We will examine how these technologies combine into a new form of gameplay, that we call "ecosystemic gameplay".

Targeted public: game developers, designers, industry executives interested in new trends.

Takeaways: attendee will have a overview of the technological challenges behind a fully editable continuous single-shard, and the game design opportunities brought by such a technology.

Speaker(s)

Jean-Christophe Baillie (Novaquark)