• Mike Acton
  • Engine Director Insomniac Games
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Mike Acton is Engine Director at Insomniac Games. When he’s not searching for new ways to optimize Insomniac’s engine, he dreams up new ways to help the development community. Mike can often be found extolling the virtues of understanding the data and hardware first along with programming for performance.


  • Making (console) games in the browser
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:20pm | Room: Bayview B
Insomniac Games has been making AAA console games with an in-house suite of browser-based tools for the last few years. This talk will be a whirlwind review of the architectural choices, lessons learned and and other tidbits picked up along the way in supporting multiple large production teams and titles. Talk will include notes on server design, mixing native code and javascript, asset databases and real boots-on-the-ground production trade-offs.