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Metanomics interviewed game designer and professor Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell games on Wednesday, April 21 and discussed the future of games as they continue to embed themselves in our daily lives.
Jesse Schell is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches classes in game design and collaborative teamwork. He came to our attention after his 20 minute lecture at the DICE 2010 conference (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) hit the web, which was a highly informative and entertaining speech on how games are invading our reality. Metanomics host Robert Bloomfield interviewed Jesse Schell on Wednesday, April 21 at 12pm PST. You can watch the archived episode on this page or download it from iTunes.
During the interview, Robert and Jesse discussed his speech at DICE, the future of games and how they will affect our day-to-day lives, his GameInnovation.org project, which is a database of innovations in videogames throughout the ages (so the last 30 years or so), his work at Carnegie Mellon, his videogame company and his book, ‘The Art of Game Design‘.
Professor of Entertainment Technology
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Prior to launching Schell Games in 2002 and subsequently growing it into the largest and most successful game development company in Pittsburgh, Jesse was the Creative Director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio, where he worked and played for seven years as designer, programmer, and manager on numerous projects for Disney theme parks and DisneyQuest. He has helped design and develop interactive theme park attractions such as Disney’s Toy Story Mania and The Sum of All Thrills, as well as mass market MMOs such as Pixie Hollow and Toontown Online.
Jesse also currently holds a faculty position as Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center where he teaches classes in Game Design and collaborative teamwork. Jesse recently authored the critically acclaimed book The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, which Game Developer Magazine named book of the year in 2008.