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Technical Challenges of Developing Multiplayer Shooters (Presented by Pearl Abyss)

Minh Le  (Creative Director, Pearl Abyss)

Location: Room 3020, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: Intermediate

This session will cover some of the technical difficulties of developing multiplayer games based on the personal experiences of the speaker, best known for his role in the development of Counter-Strike in 1999.

The session will give insight into using 1stand 3rd person perspectives for multiplayer games, the pros and cons of using weapon view models, network optimization for multiple NPCs as well as animation data optimization for the speaker’s latest development project with Pearl Abyss.


Attendees will learn about common programming and artistic hurdles developers face while working on multiplayer games on different types of engines, and takeaway feasible solutions to such problems.

Intended Audience

This session is intended for programmers interested mostly in multiplayer game development as well as character animation applicable to any game genre.