PDCON:Conference/Using Pure Data in Spore and Darkspore

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Usage of Pure Data in Spore and Darkspore


Author: Kent Jolly

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The main focus of this paper is to describe the technical implementation of Pd into our game environment. The presentation will also cover some of the further usage of the tool in game with example patches and discuss some of the challenges involved. The work done became what is called EApd and represents our attempt to cast the tool in a production environment light.


EApd, Spore, Electronic Arts, Games

The use of Pure Data in Spore was a first in many respects. Buoyed by the excitement and innovation of the game, the team was willing to take on procedural music and a custom sound system that featured the use of Pd (EApd).

The talk will detail how Pd was implemented and used, what the successes and problems were, and invite discussion on ways to advance the use of Pd and procedural audio in the future.

Kreativfonds Bauhaus-Univeristät WeimarElectronic Arts Blog für digitale SpielkulturThe Mozilla FoundationAllied Vision TechnologiesFreistaat ThüringenBauhaus-Universität WeimarHochschule für Musik Franz Liszt WeimarFraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMTStadt WeimarKlassik Stiftung WeimarNKFaculty of MediaStudio for electro-acoustic MusicKulturTragWerk e.V.Elektronisches Studio der TU BerlinMaschinenraum Hackerspace WeimarRadio Lotte WeimarSponsors and partners of the 4th internationals Pure Data Convention in Weimar 2011

4th international Pure Data Convention 2011 Weimar ~ Berlin