Deep Silver FISHLABS
Saints Row on the Go - Bringing Saints Row The Third to the Switch
Johannes is Head of Core Technologies at Deep Silver Fishlabs. Never shying away from a challenge, he finds particular joy in solving difficult problems and creating powerful technology that is easy to use. He has been in the games industry for more than 10 years by now, even if it feels a lot shorter. He started out building technology for the Nintendo DS and soon moved on to work on the LittleBigPlanet franchise. At Deep Silver Fishlabs, together with his team he built the in-house engine and now focuses on adapting existing titles to new platforms.
This talk is about how we brought the crazy, no holds barred open world experience of Saints Row The Third to the Nintendo Switch. It covers the general aspects of porting a game to the Switch and goes into detail on the major challenges of implementing the rendering and optimizing the game to run smoothly. The talk is rounded off with a number of concrete tips on how to make your game easily portable.