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Matthias Worch
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At long last, I have recorded another Level Retrospective for my work on Sin! 
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I published the slides + speaker notes for my GDC lecture: The session was called Decisions That Matter - Meaningful Choice In Game And Level Design. I take an in-depth look at when a decision is meaningful (because there is a surprising amount of ambiguity surrounding that concept), tie my reasoning into the biology and psychology of why decisions matter in life (and why we play games as a result), and then analyze Doom 2 combat to show how we use the findings to create something that I've called Systemic Agency, which leads to interesting low-level gameplay. Download clocks in at a little bit under 60mb with 225 slides. Feedback is very welcome!
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Thanks!
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I'm deleting my Google+ account soon. I never use it, and I'm kinda pissed at all the stuff (like "personal results" doing a web search") that Google is silently tying to it.
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The "personal results" are arguably better than the impersonal ad-backed results, but that makes sense. Sure doesn't help your privacy at all.
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These days, you can run an Internet company with just one geek and 200 hipsters. Goddammit.
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I'm doing my talk on choice in game design at the Dolby Theater next Wednesday. Join us! We'll have food & drinks afterwards. 
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A video of my 2013 GDC lecture is online! Please share & let me know what you think! It's a 50 min video of some pretty high-level stuff. You might want to set aside time to watch :)
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I need to hire a personal assistant to organize my G+ circles.
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I would like to hire someone to remove all of my spambot followers from twitter. I find circles so much easier and efficient to manage.
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Hadn't checked in on G+ for several weeks. Huge backlog of circle notifications. Let's see if I start using this more regularly now.
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Heh. Wuerde ich wahrscheinlich machen. Mit Nostalgie 200ms Ping uebers atlantische Internet ;)
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Game Design
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  • 2K Games
    Design Director, 2013 - present
  • LucasArts
    Lead Designer, 2011 - 2013
  • Visceral Games
    Sr Level Designer, 2009 - 2011
  • Factor 5
    Project Lead, 2003 - 2009
  • Factor 5
    Technical Art Director, 1999 - 2003
  • Legend Entertainment
    Sr Level Designer, 1999 - 2003
  • Ritual Entertainment
    Level Designer, 1998 - 1999
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Professional game developer with amateur opinions. Star Wars 1313, Dead Space 2. Now Design Director at 2K Games.
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Game designer in the Bay Area, originally from Germany.
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