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Deadly Premonition, Rock Band 3, Toy Story 3 lectures added to GDC 2011


New lectures on Deadly Premonition, Rock Band 3, Toy Story3 have been added to the Game Developers Conference schedule.

Access Games' Hidetaka 'Swery' Suehiro will be giving his "first-ever major Western talk" on the creation of Deadly Premonition, detailing "his unique method of architecting games". His talk will also touch upon "the seven points to check if your game's storyline might already be dead".

Harmonix's Jason Booth and Sylvain Dubrofsky will also be lecturing on how to teach non-guitarists how to play a real guitar in Rock Band 3. The talk, titled "Prototype through Production: Pro Guitar in Rock Band 3" will describe the "process used to rapidly prototype this concept and evaluate ideas, through initial prototypes to user testing and final production".

Pixar will alos hold a serperate lecture from the one already announced called "Story Images and Character Arcs", and it will be hosted by Matthew Luhn who will discuss "forgotten images and memories" for story inspiration, as well as whether to develop story arcs for your characters or not.

GDC 2011 takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 2-4.More information on the lecture schedule can be found on the conference's official site.

Earlier this week, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was confirmed for the conference as the main keynote speaker.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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