Presentation on theme: "GDC 2010 Composer Challenge. This year’s assignment: Design a 60-second Main Title for a contemporary version of the game PACMAN 2010. This new version."— Presentation transcript:
This year’s assignment: Design a 60-second Main Title for a contemporary version of the game PACMAN 2010. This new version of the theme can include the original theme, variations on that theme, or be inspired from the original material and go in an entirely unrecognizable direction.
PACMAN 2010 is an iPhone app utilizing GPS technology to play the game. Your character has to negotiate your way thru a modern city (like NYC) in a 6x8 block grid (including alleys), “eating” up all the yellow dots displayed on your iphone overhead city map while avoiding ghosts (played by other iPhone users!). Composer Challenge
If you pass over a big yellow dot location, ghosts turn blue on your iPhone and you can “eat” them by pressing the "CHOMP" button on your iPhone, which sends a signal to the central server tracking the gameplay on the street and notifies the other iPhone users who weren't quick enough on the draw that they're out of the game!
Composer Challenge The app can tell which way your iPhone is facing so ghosts heading towards you can eat you if they CHOMP you. You can hide in alleys to let the ghosts pass as long as you are out of their line of sight. The game can be played on foot, by bicycle/car/taxi/bus or subway!
About the Challenge: This Challenge was open to all experienced and emerging videogame composers. Composers could use any modern tools available to create their Main Title based from the source theme. A standard MIDI file for the original PACMAN theme was provided. Composer Challenge
About the Challenge: All compositions were hyperlinked to the G.A.N.G. online forums and the membership, along with game industry veterans, voted on their top 3 faves. There was a tie for 3 rd place, which means the 4 top winners chosen, along with our returning champion Mick Gordon, are what you see on the panel. Composer Challenge
About the Challenge: YOU, the attendees, get to choose this year's champion! Composer Challenge
Mick Gordon Credits: Need for Speed: Shift, EA The Last Airbender, THQ Marvel Super Hero Squad, Blue Tongue/THQ Destroy All Humans! 2, Pandemic/THQ The Returning Champion: Composer Challenge
Igor Nemirovsky Credits: Reflection, Intrinsic Games/Konami (Composer) Star Wars: The Old Republic, music team Watchmen Motion Comic, music team The Vampire’s Assistant, music team The Challengers: Composer Challenge
Jan-Sören Haas Credits: Schwartzes Gold (audio drama) Bobby Carrot, Future Design Group Various titles, Proud Music The Challengers: Composer Challenge
Jeff Ball Credits: Wing Commander Saga, episodic series Cold By Nature, film co-composer Popcap Games, various projects The Challengers: Composer Challenge
Joe Thwaites Credits: Semblance, animation short My Ten Days, viral campaign Big Yellow, Base Creative Agency online game The Challengers: Composer Challenge
The Panel: Composer Challenge Igor Nemirovsky Jan-Sören Haas Jeff Ball Joe Thwaites Mick Gordon
The Panel: IgorNemirovsky Composer Challenge Igor Nemirovsky Jan-Sören Haas Jeff Ball Joe Thwaites Mick Gordon