Keynote Address Overview
GamersInfo has updated their site today with this look at Dr. Richard Bartle's keynote address as the recent IMDGC.
The difference between players who want to be designers and true game designers is that players who want to be designers just want to play their own design. They think that infamous Âwell how hard can it beÂ line, and decide that if no one else is going to make the game they want to play, they'll make it themselves. If, on the other hand, you get people together with actual design talent, what he referred to as a Âcritical mass of talentÂ, you get that same ÂfloweringÂ of game design that happened back in 1989.
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