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Friday, February 13 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Great Game Design Debate

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The Great Game Design Debate is an opportunity to hear a series of strong arguments about one of the hottest topics in games, debated with style under the formal rules of order. Moderated by Leigh Alexander, watch debaters Mattie Brice, Naomi Clark, Mohini Dutta, and Nick Fortugno hash out one of the great questions facing games today: is there a difference between a game’s mechanic and its content?

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Leigh Alexander

Leigh Alexander is a critic, writer and consultant on the art, business and culture of video games. She has written for Gamasutra, Edge, Kotaku and Polygon, as well as for Time, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Columbia Journalism Review and many others. She is the author of two ebooks... Read More →

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Leigh Alexander

Leigh Alexander is a critic, writer and consultant on the art, business and culture of video games. She has written for Gamasutra, Edge, Kotaku and Polygon, as well as for Time, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Columbia Journalism Review and many others. She is the author of two ebooks... Read More →
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Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice is the code name of a secret agent from the future where cuties terrorize the world by dissolving gender and acting outside of government-approved intimate relations. In order to unravel history and save the future, Mattieassumed the role of a culture critic and game... Read More →
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Naomi Clark

Naomi Clark is an independent game designer based in New York City. Over the last two decades she's worked on a wide variety of games including early text-based virtual worlds, educational games on many subjects, game development tools for kids, and digital brick-building systems... Read More →
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Mohini Freya Dutta

Mohini Dutta loves games, culture, and storytelling. As Narrative Strategist at Antidote Games, she manages to occupy the nebulous intersection between them. Her practice is split between Brooklyn and Mumbai, depending on where the project (or the US immigration department) sends... Read More →
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Nick Fortugno

Co-Founder and CCO, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics (www.playmatics.com), a game development company. Playmatics has created a variety of digital and real-world games for organization including Red Bull... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Redstone Theater First Floor

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