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Rare to deliver motion control keynote at Develop 2010

By Kath Brice

Thu 29 Apr 2010 9:37am GMT / 5:37am EDT / 2:37am PDT

Creative director Andreas to talk about studio's Natal launch title


It's Rare dag nammit!

Rare creative director George Andreas is to deliver a keynote on the Microsoft studio's Project Natal launch title at this year's Develop conference, which takes place in Brighton in July.

In his presentation, entitled 'The Future IS Controller-Free Games and Entertainment' - Andreas will talk candidly about how Rare is creating one of the premier launch titles for Project Natal.

He will also discuss the challenges a new design philosophy for Natal has brought the studio, warning: "Everything you've learnt over the last 25 years - throw it away!"

The presentation will also take a brief look at Rare's last entry into the physical play space, and outline its vision for the future of physical-based gaming.

Andreas has worked within the games industry for over 18 years and been involved in the creation of a number of Rare titles, including Donkey Kong Country, Banjo Kazooie, DK64 and Kameo.

The Develop in Brighton Conference will take place between July 13-15. Other confirmed speakers for the event are Peter Molyneux and Tim Schafer.

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Tony Johns

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I would like to see if RARE can redevelop themselves and turn back the clock to when they used to make really great games again.

I miss the old RARE...I believe that they should just be themselves and not try to be pushed into bringing innovation if it was not as fun as their previous games from their Spectrum and Nintendo days.

Posted:6 years ago


Josef Brett Animator

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That's a little harsh. Not everyone liked the Viva games, but they had their merits. Just because they weren't Goldeneye, doesn't mean they weren't good!

I'm looking forward to the Rare Natal game...

Posted:6 years ago


Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

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Josef, I think Tony's issue is that Rare put out 2 AAA 90+ rated titles every year on the N64 but now seem relegated to being shoved into the role of console service pusher every couple of years with little high quality content to show for it.

It would only be harsh if it weren't true.

Granted I too am interested in what they have planned for Natal but would definitely like to see Rare be Rare once again.

Posted:6 years ago


Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

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Whilst I do miss the old RARE as I'm sure a lot of people do, it would be quite healthy for them to start anew, I'm looking forward to whatever is coming up.

Posted:6 years ago


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