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Christopher BarneyProfessor & Game DesignerNortheastern University

Chris has spoken at conferences all over the world. He contributed his game design and programming skills to Pearson's web-based MMO, Poptropica, for six years, as well as serving as the lead internal game designer for the educational games website For the past five years, he has been teaching game design in Northeastern University's graduate and undergraduate game design programs. In December he published the book 'Pattern Language for Game Design' and maintains the free Pattern Library at