70°
Submitted by CleliaRivera 797d ago | interview

Gears of War and Infinity Blade's Joe Graf on building social networks in video games

Epic Games develops hit games such as the Gears of War franchise, with more than 19 million copies sold. But they don’t stop there. They develop award-winning game engine technology, such as Unreal Engine 3, which holds more than 20 tech awards. They are always working towards something new and exciting. As Senior Online Architect, Joe Graf supports that mission. He was the Lead Engine Programmer and Lead Gameplay Programmer for the third installment of Gears. Now, he works on Epic’s online and social features. (Dev, Epic Games, Industry, Infinity Blade 2)

The_KELRaTH  +   797d ago
Adding the feature to include a realtime IRC chat system in Unreal Tournament was a huge hit and I've been surprised Epic didn't expand on this.
Besides the IRC there was also UTPics where many UT gamers would put up photos of themselves and "facebook" like photos etc - it created a huge close knit community.
#1 (Edited 797d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Grim Fandango Remastered might be the perfect video game remake | Theverge Review

7m ago - TV: "There wasn't anything like Grim Fandango when it first came out in 1998. Nearly two decades... | PC
40°

Here Are the Top Sony Exclusives to Watch out for in 2015

9m ago - Here are the top Sony exclusive games due out in 2015. Games such as The Order 1886 and Uncharted... | PS3
40°

Let’s Rank the Destiny Classes from Worst to First

27m ago - Destiny has lots of subclasses but which one is the best? Let's rank all of the destiny classes f... | Xbox 360
30°

Dying Light Guide: Blueprint Location Guide

29m ago - Crafting will be one of the keys to victory in Dying Light. In order to get the best equipment yo... | PC
Ad

Visit CGMagazine: The Culture of Games

Now - CGM is for the mature audience of comics and games that wants more out of their media than just a review score. | Promoted post
30°

Dying Light Guide: Tower Side Quest Guide

29m ago - The Tower is one of the first areas in Dying Light that you can get side quests. Helping the citi... | PC