The PC Gamer Show special: an immersive sim design roundtable

What's this? A bonus episode of The PC Gamer Show? It's true! During the Game Developer's Conference, our weekly livestreamed podcast, we pulled together an all-star group of guests to talk about immersive sims: games like Deus Ex and Dishonored and System Shock. Hear stories from the people who made some of the PC's best games.

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This week's topics

  • What makes an immersive sim, and why they're great
  • Anecdotes from the development of Prey, Dishonored, Deus Ex, and Ultima VI
  • Warren Spector talks a tiny bit about System Shock 3
  • How to design an immersive sim and the genre's future


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Your flapping heads for this episode:

Warren Spector
Steve Gaynor
Harvey Smith
Ricardo Bare
Tom Francis
Wes Fenlon

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