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Michael Fitch is an 18-year veteran of game development. Having served in a variety of leadership roles (Studio Manager, Executive Producer, Director of Creative Management) for some of the world's top companies (Magic Leap, Gameloft, Tencent, THQ, Ubisoft) on titles ranging from small social games to monstrously huge MMO's, Michael has been at the cutting edge of interactive entertainment for almost two decades now and blogs semi-infrequently at  You can also follow him on Twitter even less frequently: @fitchgames.


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Posted by Michael Fitch on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:09:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design
Looking for a way to tell where you are in your career progression? Try talking to your manager about their job matrix, a simple tool for defining roles and responsibilities.

A million dollars seems like a lot of money, but what does it really buy?  To explain the answer, I'm going to use a widely reviled concept: the man-month.

One simple tool can make your work life better.

Posted by Michael Fitch on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:14:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online
Digital mediation of identity can be challenging, but it is changing the dynamics of how others know us as well as how we know ourselves.

Michael Fitch's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/02/2017 - 10:01]

Greetings: r nSo, is it ...

Greetings: r nSo, is it just me or does it seem like UX designer is trying to claim what designer used to be - understanding the end-user 's perspective, building experiences and interfaces to positively influence the user 's emotional journey through the game, eliminating unproductive friction, going from desired ...

Comment In: [News - 08/16/2016 - 03:33]

Greetings: r nIt is amazing ...

Greetings: r nIt is amazing to me how many people feel qualified to judge this game without actually having played it. At least do the developers the courtesy of having some hands-on experience before you criticize their work. r n r nBest, r nMichael.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/25/2016 - 03:47]

Stieg: r nI agree that ...

Stieg: r nI agree that wish-fulfillment is not a universal principle it does not apply to all games or all players. As Chris Crawford wrote decades ago, there are many motivations to play, many ways to play, and many types of players. Similarly, I also resist Koster 's formulation that ...

Comment In: [News - 07/04/2016 - 09:56]

Greetings: r nSorry to see ...

Greetings: r nSorry to see Josh go. Between Company of Heroes and Diablo 3, he did some really incredible work in his time in the industry. r n r nBest of luck as a writer Come back and visit us sometimes. r n r nBest, r nMichael.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/09/2016 - 04:06]

Dejay: r nSomething like this ...

Dejay: r nSomething like this could probably be pulled out of the annual salary survey. At a rough level, teams of less than 10 are going to require multi-classing of some sort and teams above 20 are going to reward specialization. If Gamasutra doesn 't already have that data, they ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/28/2014 - 02:31]

Harvard: r nI knew there ...

Harvard: r nI knew there was a reason you started publishing a lot more recently. - r n r nBest, r nMichael.