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Magic Leap: Enhancing Game Experiences with Character AI

Andrew Moran  (Software Development Engineer, Magic Leap)

Jordan Carlton  (Game Programmer, Magic Leap/Weta Workshop)

Location: Room 2002, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: AI Summit

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

In 2018, the world saw the developer release of the spatial computing platform, the Magic Leap One. Two unique experiences, ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’ and ‘Create’ were developed alongside the hardware to showcase its technological capabilities and creative potential for mixed reality. Each of these titles presented new opportunities for NPC or companion characters to adapt and better integrate with both the game world and the real world. Find out how each experience extended traditional game mechanics, AI behavior and interactivity into this new frontier of character and player engagement, all while adhering to the technical limitations of a developing platform.


Learn how Magic Leap generated immersive experiences that embed virtual content seamlessly into your surroundings. See where spatial computing, dynamic character behavior and environmental awareness can enhance player engagement. Walk away with a wider understanding of how these elements can be combined for better game experiences in mixed reality.

Intended Audience

Anyone with an interest in the extension of traditional game development, spatial computing, immersive experiences and enjoyable character AI.