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Warren Spector to write for GamesIndustry International

Warren Spector to write for GamesIndustry International

Tue 02 Apr 2013 3:27pm GMT / 11:27am EDT / 8:27am PDT
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We're proud to announce that the veteran designer will be kicking off a monthly column

With Disney unfortunately having shuttered Junction Point, long-time game designer Warren Spector has more free time on his hands, and today we're pleased to announce that part of that time will be spent writing an exclusive monthly column for GamesIndustry International.

Spector's last several years at Junction Point were spent making the Epic Mickey games, but he's perhaps more famously known for his work on games like System Shock and Deus Ex. Spector has always been one of the more outspoken veterans of the business, engaging audiences at events like DICE Summit and Game Developer's Conference and asking them to think about the meaning behind the games they're making. At this year's DICE, he said developers should start thinking about their legacy in the industry, and just last week at GDC, Spector discussed how to pick and choose what elements game designers should be borrowing from other media like film and television.

Similar to his talks at events, Spector's column for GamesIndustry International will dive into serious subjects about the industry and will pose questions that Spector himself may not have the answers to. The first column will be posted this week. Stay tuned.

15 Comments

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

2,266 2,404 1.1
An excellent edition to the editorial team. Well done, GI.biz.

I highly look forward to reading his columns.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Tameem Antoniades
Creative Director & Co-founder

196 164 0.8
Excellent! I really like Warren. He's never afraid to speak his mind and offer his perspective on big issues.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Eric Schittulli
European Customer Support Manager

7 3 0.4
Awesome news ! I am looking forward to read "Monsieur Spector".

/bow

Posted:A year ago

#3

Dirk van Wijk
Student - Computer Science (Master)

29 13 0.4
Late april fools? :P
Else pretty nice!

Posted:A year ago

#4

Christopher Bowen
Editor in Chief

419 581 1.4
Wow. This is going to be fun.

Posted:A year ago

#5

James Brightman
Editor in Chief

227 270 1.2
@ Dirk, no it's real. I'm looking at his first column right now. I hope you guys all enjoy it. We're thrilled to have him contributing.

Posted:A year ago

#6

James Berg
Games User Researcher

158 206 1.3
This is great news!

Posted:A year ago

#7

Kevin L. Clark
Founder, Editor-In-Chief

27 5 0.2
:: three thumbs up ::

Posted:A year ago

#8

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,175 1,124 0.5
Nice. I've only had the chance to speak to him in person once and my brain was happier because the man has a knack for making you think about games in a few different ways. Still, I'd love to see him get back into making something interactive at some point... Looking forward to the column!

Posted:A year ago

#9

Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,269 942 0.7
Great news I like Warren Spector. Would like for him to still make games though.

Posted:A year ago

#10

Emily Rose
Freelance Artist

80 34 0.4
I definitely have no problem with this :D

Posted:A year ago

#11

Henrik Pettersson
Games Designer

3 4 1.3
That's brilliant, I've attended a few talks by Warren past year and he's the kind of person I could listen to for hours.

Posted:A year ago

#12

Shane Sweeney
Academic

365 292 0.8
Am excited to read his work! Loved his talks in Melbourne.

Posted:A year ago

#13

Murray Lorden
Game Designer & Developer

199 72 0.4
Whooooo! (Now to actually read this article). :)

Posted:A year ago

#14

James Clarke
Game Designer

1 0 0.0
Wonderful! An already great and relevant news and opinion site now with additional perspective. Keep up the great work!

Posted:A year ago

#15

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