April 13, 2018

Game Studios Share How Version Control Accelerates Development

Game Development
Version Control

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event and is well known for attracting the industry’s brightest minds. I always enjoy attending GDC because it’s a great opportunity to connect with our customers. Some notable Perforce customers at the expo included: Ubisoft, Unity, Zinga, Epic Games, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm, just to name a few. We spoke with many customers about Helix Core, our flagship version control platform, and Hansoft, our agile project management tool used widely in the gaming industry.

It was very interesting to talk with Helix Core customers about what they enjoy most about the versioning platform. We compiled the conversations into a short video. One highlight was our discussion with Scott Berkenkotter, Game Programming Lead Faculty at the Academy of Art University.

Helix Core plays a central role in Berkenkotter’s classroom. “We use Perforce a lot because it’s a big tool in the industry,” said Berkenkotter. “We want to teach students what they're most likely going to be using when they work in the industry. We have dabbled in a few other things like Git, but it just didn’t work out as well for us.”

Watch the short video to learn how Helix Core is helping Offworld Industries and Couch Cosmonauts streamline their game development.