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A recent graduate of NYU where I studied film, as well as game studies and design at the developing NYU Game Center.

I've made my own flash games, big games that have been featured at Indiecade and Come Out & Play, and currently work as a game designer at Guerillapps

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Posted by Robert Meyer on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:07:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online
By taking a look at recent social game statistics, editorial opinion pieces, and Richard Bartle's classic "Players Who Suit MUDS," I search for ways social games can expand and evolve into more meaningful experiences for a wider range of players.

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Comment In: [News - 12/11/2013 - 03:50]

Nice list The only surprising ...

Nice list The only surprising thing to me is the absence of Riot Games, whose League of Legends grew to arguably the most played video game in the world in 2013. Still a quality round-up.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/17/2013 - 12:35]

While your Currency Waterfall Effect ...

While your Currency Waterfall Effect theory for why high level players are likely to spend hard currency on Champions is sound, I feel like you over-sell it a bit. You hardly mention the monetization of skins, yet that surely must bring in a massive amount more revenue than Rune Pages, ...

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2011 - 04:05]

GIRP ...


Comment In: [News - 10/30/2011 - 12:26]

If you're in school and ...

If you're in school and looking to be a game designer, and you avoid programming classes because you think you may not like it, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. After the talk, even Fortugno told me that he tells his students at Parson's to learn programming. There's no ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/19/2011 - 11:07]

Totally agreed on number 3. ...

Totally agreed on number 3. In a draft of this post, I had a whole paragraph dedicated to how much RockYou was trying to manipulate the data to somehow imply social gamers were already competitive and young and male, when in fact their own numbers support the opposite claims.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/18/2011 - 01:10]

I enjoyed the post Adam, ...

I enjoyed the post Adam, and after just reading it a second time, I feel like you're totally warranted in being as passionate as you want regarding how designers treat our TUDs. It also somewhat reminded me of a story I once heard regarding Warren Spector I think... amongst a ...