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Layers of Player Understanding8 by Jainan Sankalia[07.05.13]
This model explains, from a ludic perspective, the layers of understanding a player can obtain experiencing a heavily designer-authored game. Each layer of this model is based on interaction and how interaction is presented to the player and utilized by the player.
Deathmatch Map Design: The Architecture of Flow4 by James Holloway[06.26.13]
What does it take to make a great multiplayer shooter map? Gamasutra speaks to developers from Respawn Entertainment, Certain Affinity, and 343 Industries to find out what goes into the design of a finely-crafted killing space in series like Call of Duty and Halo.