At the invitation of Professor Niklas Elmqvist, PhD. of the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, Raph returned to present a second guest lecture to a game design class. The class is comprised of 50 masters and undergraduate students, mostly from the human-computer interaction and information science programs. The lecture was presented over Zoom. The numerous questions from the students included subjects like online game design, current game design trends, job searching in the games industry, and the need for fresh thinking in game design. There were discussions on game economies and the complexity of gaming systems, about theme park vs. sandbox MMOs, and about Raph’s classic Laws of Online Game Design.
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