Warren Spector to write for GamesIndustry International

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.

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Latest comments (15)

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.9 years ago
An excellent edition to the editorial team. Well done,

I highly look forward to reading his columns.
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Tameem Antoniades Creative Director & Co-founder, Ninja Theory Ltd9 years ago
Excellent! I really like Warren. He's never afraid to speak his mind and offer his perspective on big issues.
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Eric Schittulli Head of Customer Service, Aeria Games Europe9 years ago
Awesome news ! I am looking forward to read "Monsieur Spector".

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Dirk van Wijk Student - Computer Science (Master) 9 years ago
Late april fools? :P
Else pretty nice!
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Christopher Bowen Editor in Chief, Gaming Bus9 years ago
Wow. This is going to be fun.
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James Brightman Editor, North America, GamesIndustry.biz9 years ago
@ 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.
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James Berg Games User Researcher 9 years ago
This is great news!
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Kevin L. Clark Founder, Editor-In-Chief, Fresh Thinking Media Group, LLC9 years ago
:: three thumbs up ::
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 9 years ago
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!
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 9 years ago
Great news I like Warren Spector. Would like for him to still make games though.
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Emily Rose Artist 9 years ago
I definitely have no problem with this :D
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Henrik Pettersson Games Designer, The Voxel Agents9 years ago
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.
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Shane Sweeney Academic 9 years ago
Am excited to read his work! Loved his talks in Melbourne.
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Murray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZ9 years ago
Whooooo! :)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Murray Lorden on 10th March 2016 12:15am

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James Clarke Game Designer 9 years ago
Wonderful! An already great and relevant news and opinion site now with additional perspective. Keep up the great work!
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