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Funsmith Weekly Digest

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Call of Duty | activision

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Brian Urbanak | Sr. Lead Game Designer
Call of Duty | activision

I’ve used their approach to guide brainstorming sessions, train jr.designers, and communicate effectively with engineers & production.

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First Principles of Game Design

Learn the fundamental principles to consistently engineer a fun human experience in the context of game design and most importantly how to practice & hone the skill, not just theory-craft.

The principles we teach have been used to create some of the best-rated features in award-winning video games such as League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Ori, and The Will of The Wisps.

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