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

Raph Koster  (CEO, Playable Worlds)

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

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!

This 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.


Learn about practical applications of the ideas in the book, what parts of the book are due for a scientific update, and the ways in which you can apply it to your game design practice.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in game design.

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