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Session Name: How Online Gaming Has Adopted the Grind
Speaker(s): Damion Schubert
Company Name(s): Bioware Austin
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: 'The grind' isn't just whacking rats in men-in-tights fantasy MMOs anymore. Like a plague, it has escaped that genre, and now infects other genres, ranging from Web and Facebook games all the way to triple-A XBox titles. This talk will explore the grind, why so many designers turn to it like a crutch, and in what situations grindy gameplay may actually improve your game.

GDC Online 2010

Damion Schubert

Bioware Austin

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