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Level Designer @CDProjektRed formally @Ubisoft, who has worked on a multitude of projects from mobile, augmented reality, indie, to triple-A. 

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Expert Blogs

Posted by Max Pears on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:51:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie
Building on my previous blog post I discuss further on how to help mechanics grow, with using them in multiple ways to help players learn. First post on: http://www.maxpears.com/category/blog/


Posted by Max Pears on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:40:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
I talk about how it is better to invest in the depth of a mechanic over having 100s of mechanics. Showing how it is important to give players a chance to learn and grow with the mechanic. Enjoy


Posted by Max Pears on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:38:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
I discuss how the controller layout can help replicate the movement of the actual motion. Helping to increase immersion for your game. First posted on http://www.maxpears.com/category/blog/


Posted by Max Pears on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:48:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Part two of my Game Details series. Discussing how to take the conventional and making it into something better.


Posted by Max Pears on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:58:00 EST in Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
I give examples on how designers have taken simple elements in games and turned them into masterpieces and showing that they are something we can all learn from.


Posted by Max Pears on Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:24:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
Blog taken from my personal site. Compares in game levels to Jungle Gyms (Playgrounds). Then I discuss what we can learn from these and apply to our levels.



Max Pears's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/27/2017 - 12:40]

Completely agree with you Bart, ...

Completely agree with you Bart, like all design rules you just need to know when to apply them and when they benefit your game. Thank you for your comment sir.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/15/2017 - 10:08]

Hahaha Can I just say ...

Hahaha Can I just say I love the ending later Nerds. r n r nGreat article, it is amazing how quick communication can break down even from small to big teams Seriously well done on seeing what you did wrong it takes a big person to look inwards than outwards. ...

Comment In: [News - 02/28/2017 - 08:32]

This is really interesting, and ...

This is really interesting, and I liked how they were trying to build a bigger universe with the cross media film and show. r n r nTo me as a fan I felt there were some things that slipped through the cracks, like some of these characters not being referenced ...

Comment In: [News - 10/22/2014 - 04:01]

Loved the line People love ...

Loved the line People love to learn but hate to be taught great article thank you for sharing

Comment In: [Blog - 04/21/2016 - 02:02]

Awesome dude I completely forgot ...

Awesome dude I completely forgot about this and man you are right, another great example of how to start a game. r n r nCheers

Comment In: [News - 01/20/2009 - 03:30]

Hey, just want to say ...

Hey, just want to say that this is a great article r n r nIts been a long time since I played Crisis Core, and I use to love the cutscenes from the match but never really pieced together how important this was. r n r nThe ending with everything ...