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Richard Rouse III (Director and Designer, Paranoid Productions)
Daniel Cook (Chief Creative Officer, Spry Fox)
Lisa Brown (Senior Game Designer, Bungie)
Jesse Schell (CEO, Schell Games)
Deborah Hendersen (Senior Design Researcher, Microsoft)
Brian Upton (Game Design Consultant, Game On The Rails)
Location: Room 301, South Hall
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference - Get your pass now!
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: Intermediate
Are there rules for designing games that no one has told you yet? As the craft of game design matures, there's a lot of established best practices that most people agree on. But some of the most unique designers have their own sets of game design techniques that are not common knowledge. In this talk you get to find out what they are. The popular Rules of the Game session returns for GDC 2019 to invite five more veteran designers to talk for ten minutes each about a technique they use that sets them apart from common design practices. The aim of this session is to keep each lecture as advanced and technical as possible, diving right into the details of what makes a given "rule" work. Whether you agree or disagree with the techniques presented, they're sure to get you thinking about game design in entirely new ways.
Audience members will hear five very specific, practical, unique, and personal game design rules from veteran, respected game designers. Expect to leave with an interesting new set of design principles to try out on your own projects.
This session is intended for intermediate to advanced game designers who are looking to expand their knowledge of game design craft and learn new ways to tackle challenges.