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26: Player Empathy – Play from the User Perspective with Bob Bates

Bob Bates has written, designed, produced over 45 games, with over six million units sold. He has written the book Game Design: The Art of Business of Creating Games, IGDA honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and he was the Chief Creative Officer at Zynga. Now he works as an independent consultant. Player Empathy - put yourself in the player shoes and figure out what you need to tell them to play your game. It's so important...

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25: It All Comes Down to Communication with Jeff Howard

Jeff Howard Jeff Howard is an associate professor of Game Development and Design at Dakota State University, where he specializes in horror and occult themes and mechanics in games. He is the author of Game Magic: A Game Designer’s Guide to Constructing Magic System and Quests: Design, Theory, and History in Games and Narratives. He is also the creator of Howard’s Law of Occult Game Design. Yes yes, we all know communication is important but...

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24: Sometimes Taking A Big Risk Pays Off with Francisco Gonzalez

Francisco Gonzalez is a writer and designer at Grundislav Games focused primarily on adventure games. His work include "A Golden Wake" and "Shardlight." He is an instructor at Playcrafting NYC, teaching courses on topics such as adventure game design theory and writing interactive dialogue. I had a blast talking with Francisco about how he got started in the game industry. He wanted to be at a job that he loves and so he took the risk of going...

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