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'MARVEL SNAP': Building a CCG Without Booster Packs

Stephen Jarrett  (Senior Director of Product & Strategy, Second Dinner)

Location: Room 303, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Come soak in 15 years of live service meta progression and economic systems as Stephen Jarrett (Fortnite, MARVEL SNAP, Diablo, Madden NFL) storms through frameworks and learnings from MARVEL SNAP and more.

Everyone knows MARVEL SNAP has super powered three-minute battles and 8 cube awesome gameplay, but what about the rest of the game? Pulling in ingredients from other hit games and a deep desire to make cosmetics the core progression loop of a game, come learn how Second Dinner assembled MARVEL SNAP's meta progression systems.

Every good superhero story has moments of triumph and adversity, and MARVEL SNAP is no different. Stay awhile and listen as Stephen shares his experiences designing meta progression systems across a variety of games and genres, and how those frameworks can be applied to your game.


There is no free food or swag, but attendees will learn the frameworks that MARVEL SNAP used to create its meta progression loop, game economy, and live service systems—and how they were iterated on in live service.

Intended Audience

This is for anyone who enjoys GDC talks about how someone comes up with meta progression loops or game economies. Bonus points for curiosity about what frameworks, iterations, and tough decisions created MARVEL SNAP

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