Tribeca Games Presents The Craft and Creative of League of Legends, NYC
Affair: Tribeca Games Presents The Craft and Creative of League of Legends

When: Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 10AM-7PM

Hot Spot: Spring Studios, NYC

Deets: For its inaugural event, Tribeca Games invited Riot Games to showcase the creative process behind League of Legends, an online competitive game that challenges, entertains, and inspires more than 67 million players worldwide each month. Through a series of panels, Tribeca Games Presents The Craft and Creative of League of Legends will provide aspiring game designers, industry professionals, and game craft enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to explore Riot developers’ approach to building characters, art, design, music, and stories.

Following each panel, attendees will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with the featured panelists in the interactive space at Spring Studios, which includes a lounge area, a fan-created art show curated by Riot, and a cosplay exhibition.

10:30AM | Keynote Address

Designing a champion is a multifaceted endeavor that requires a wide variety of disciplines. Riot developers will talk about champion development from concept to launch, touching on gameplay, art, story and sound. Using the evolution of the character Gangplank as a case study, Rioters will discuss the creative collaboration behind bringing a champion to life.

The League of Legends art team aspires to portray powerful champions, each with a unique design. The visual identity of these characters is an amalgamation of various content, including splash art, in-game 3D models, and visual effects. In this art demo, Riot Games artists will demonstrate their craft in real time and discuss the decisions behind their work.

At their core, every game is a collection of obstacles for players to overcome, decisions they need to make, and rewards for achieving goals. Riot Games designers will focus on why these core factors are critical in the game design process, using examples from various games including League of Legends.

League of Legends players are a global community from all walks of life that share a common passion. Riot’s filmmaking team endeavors to build emotional connections within this large community--one that can sometimes feel vast and intangible--by highlighting player stories and raising awareness of the human bonds shared by players. In this talk, Riot’s producers and creative collaborators will discuss their approach to telling authentic stories that celebrate unique player experiences.

With an ever evolving landscape of champions, environments, and events within League of Legends, the Riot music team has the challenge of creating a diverse palette of original music. Riot composers will discuss the methods and philosophies of writing in a variety of musical genres. Accompanied by guest musicians, they will perform selections from the soundscape of League of Legends

Who You May Spot: Gamers, panelists

Hint For The Average Socialite: Passes are available for purchase.

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