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Mobile Game Designers Notebook 2019

Alexander King  (Game Designer, Independent)

Eric Zimmerman  (Arts Professor, NYU Game Center)

Kenny Dinkin  (Global Head of Narrative Design & Story Development, King)

Nicholas Fortugno  (Founder, Playmatics)

Fawzi Mesmar  (Studio Game Design Director, Berlin, King)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: Mobile Summit

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

There are many game design topics that don't require an hour to discuss, but can be useful as tips, or food for thought, for seasoned mobile game designers. Part microtalk, part design review, the MGDN is the session at the GDC Mobile Summit where experienced mobile game designers pick somebody else's game, or a trend in mobile game design, and dissect it. This year, this session will discuss procedurally generated content using books in the public domain, fashion as an element of gameplay in a role-playing game, and players' feelings when they make purchases in mobile games.


An in-depth case study that reveals how to design a complex, multi-layered system (in this session's case, player difficulty progression). The talk will elaborate on how to integrate hand-designed and procedural design elements together into a coherent player experience.