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Andy Bastable

Lead Game Programmer, Rare Ltd

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Andy Bastable Andy started in the Games Industry as a programmer at Codemasters before leaving to join some ex-colleagues in a fledgling start-up studio, FreeStyleGames. Bought by Activision in 2007, Andy helped work on Guitar Hero, and then the critically acclaimed DJ Hero 1 & 2, as well as a launch title for the Wii U: Sing Party.

Now lead programmer at Rare, Andy has just helped to release the Kinect Sports Rivals: Preseason Demo, available as a free download for Xbox One, and is completing the ambitious “Champion” scanning technology that aims to create a digital likeness of gamers using Kinect, as part of the full release due in April,


Talk: Awesome You: Lessons learnt in trying to create a digital likeness of gamers

In this talk Andy describes the technology behind the efforts to scan a digital likeness of gamers into Kinect Sports Rivals as their “Champion”. Under the vision statement of “Awesome You” Andy describes the challenges of generating an accurate, yet flattering & aspirational, virtual avatar as well as the technical process involved in ensuring that the system works across a number of ethnicities and age ranges.

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