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Revisiting Fun: 20 Years of "A Theory of Fun"


A Theory of Fun for Game Design was first published twenty years ago. Today, it's required reading in game design programs all over the world. But times have changed! Our craft knowledge has evolved! nnThis talk will give an update on the latest science, discuss the impact of the book, and explore unexpected ways in which the original core idea continues to affect how we make games. Most importantly, it will give you new tools to tackle what is still the hardest problem in game design: making things fun.

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