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Octodad: Building a Better Tentacle Ragdoll Devon Scott-Tunkin
Ragdoll physics have been popular in video games for years, mostly utilized
for rewarding death and torture sequences in first person shooters and stair
simulation adventure nova games. But what if you were to invert the premise
of ragdolls as uncontrolled death? The player instead controls the
individual limbs of the ragdoll to celebrate the nuance and frustration of
living as a cephalopodic father masquerading as a human. Devon will go into
the details of how this tentacled hero was constructed and controlled using
abstract 3D primitives, soft body dynamics, constraints, and a pinch of
insanity in a 30-minute presentation including a short video of the bizarre
graphical horrors that erupt when dads go wrong.
Devon is a programmer and treasurer for Young Horses, a new game studio
working on a commercial sequel to the popular free pc/mac game, Octodad.
Octodad was one of the eight Student Showcase Winners for the 2011
Independent Games Festival and has been downloaded over 100,000 times. Devon
has a Masterís of Science in Computer Game Development from DePaul
University, where he worked on Octodadís body physics.