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David Sirlin

David Sirlin ( is currently a Producer / Game Designer at Backbone Entertainment. He's a multiple-time national Street Fighter tournament champion, author of the book Playing to Win, co-organizer of the Evolution Fighting Game Championships national tournament series, past member of Street Fighter Team USA (representing America at an annual international tournament held in Japan), and one of the main subjects of Bang the Machine (a documentary film about the competitive Street Fighter scene). He also did a two-year stint in the World of Warcraft.

Features by David Sirlin:
Saving the Day: Save Systems in Games [09.01.08]
An Achievement-Centered Online CCG? Designing Kongai [05.23.08]
Understanding The Fun of Super Mario Galaxy [02.01.08]
The Trouble With Patents [02.27.07]
Book Excerpt - Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion [09.07.06]
Soapbox: World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things [02.22.06]