“Adobe Gaming Summit” Post-mortem
I was a speaker at this summit both as the owner of TheMiner, and a R&D Architect at Frima studio, and I wanted to talk to you a bit about what was the event, and what (as a developer) I learned there.
But first, you should read the blog post by Thibault to get details about what Adobe learned from the summit (Read This)
This summit was a really good mix between
Speaker: Giving their short/mid/long term feature requests, giving bug report and commenting on better pipe-line solutions
Adobe: Reveling and explaining lot’s of “What’s next” in the form of a mini “Adobe Max Sneak Peaks”
Did you ever attend an Adobe Max Conference Sneak peaks? Pretty cool.
So let’s just follow Thibault post structure:
And I know it’s going to be so disappointing for all you guys…. but here it is!
1. The workflow
- What if you could gain time… lot’s of it..
- What if you could integrate in better ways to your “full pipe-line”…
- What if you artist could stop complaining? (lol)
- What if your compile time would reduce a lot…
- I’m sure you know how many blogs talk about little as3 optimization to make code run faster.
- What if they would become… all… obsolete…
- What if the only performance boost you will get could be from better algorithm?
- What if you could completely trust who’s making the update?
- What if you could really think “Flash is far from dead”
- What if would you’d expect to present to 3 Adobe senior engineer, and you would get 100 engineers in an auditorium, and a whole lot more online in an internal event streaming to all the Adobe employees that can make what’s coming next.
- What if my own skepticism was yelling: “Fuck, they are really serious about this…”
4. Project “Monocle” (As the owner of TheMiner)
- What if the tools they are making could compete to what’s best of other technology?
- What if you could “trust” the data that is being outputted?
- What if the next version of the VM would be built with a lot of telemetry from the scratch?
I guess the most important thing here is commitment.
I worked on flash project and R&D for a very long time now. And all the sudden, they just want to raise that bar to a level you would not expect.
This is a very exiting time for me as, suddenly, I feel like I’m being a key role in what “has been” flash gaming in the past, and certainly in what’s “will be” flash in the future.
I won’t talk about other technology here, but I am now 100% confident that this blog is not soon to be dead.
And if clients come-up and ask “what technology should we use”, I’ll be more than ever happy to answer.
5. Frima Icefield 3D – World Editor Trailer
This is a video made from a couple thing we showed there. (it’s available in 720p)
*please, do not blink your eyes, and crank-up your speaker!*
Thanks for reading, and I hope this all make you really happy.
I just want to give a special thanks to Thibault and the other Adobe folks who made this all possible.