Christian Philippe Guay
Christian Philippe Guay is currently working as a Technical Game Designer at Gameloft Montreal since 2008. He studied video games and Taekwon-Do ITF very seriously for over 10 years. At some point, he realized that the deeper we go into the experiences, the more everything starts to look alike, because everything uses the same mechanics with just different contexts (perceptible things). He considers that books give us valuable information about deeper layers of design, but that it can only be properly understood by experiencing it directly by looking at video games with the eyes of a highly skilled player.
He also believes in the existence of a potential unified theory of fun and that most of the knowledge that can help us to understand what makes video games fun is still held by very few individuals, but should be shared.
Features by Christian Philippe Guay:
The Origins of Fun [04.12.12]