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Session Name: Strange Love: Game Theory vs. Game Design
Speaker(s): Frank Lantz
Company Name(s): NYU Game Center
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Game theory, the mathematical analysis of conflict and decision making, is a field of study with important applications in economics, politics, law, and biology. But does it have anything to contribute to the creative discipline of game design? This talk will examine game theory from historical, conceptual, and philosophical perspectives to reveal the points of contact between the abstract equations and rational actors of game theory and the mysterious pleasures and elusive meanings of game design as a creative form.

GDC 2013

Frank Lantz

NYU Game Center

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