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TEAR DOWN THE IVORY TOWER

28 Jan 2010

Rant ahead.

Over time, I've observed the opinions of a fair number of established game designers toward hobbyists and students. Anecdotally, I've seen an alarming trend of xenophobia toward those "outside the industry". It manifests in exclusive behaviors, community groups and internet forums where the key to membership is having shipped titles. As an established game designer myself, I sometimes feel like I'm being herded toward that same ivory tower.

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