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Session Name Classic Social Mechanics: The Engines Behind Everything Multiplayer
Speaker(s) Raph Koster
Company Name(s) Playdom
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Overview Games have been multiplayer throughout history and have always been fundamentally social. Today were seeing an explosion in games driven by new ways of interacting with people online. Many lessons are available to us from both anthropology and the history of games that demonstrate that sometimes, social mechanics are just old wine in new bottles. In this lecture well cut through the terminology and look at the underlying mechanics and principles that drive sociable gameplay in everything from Facebook games to sports.

GDC Online 2010

Raph Koster

Playdom

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