While we were on break from the term, I was invited by Kris Zierhut to come tour the Blizzard campus. Zierhut is currently the lead designer for Hearthstone and was previously the lead character designer for World of Warcraft. I met Kris because he's a board member for the awesome little school I articulate game design classes for. So he offered a tour and I, of course, said yes. We spent a while talking about his process (spreadsheets, lots of spreadsheets), Blizzard's cultu
This. This right here. Right above this text. Why? Because this term, it means a course in Sex, Technology, and Gender by a game studies scholar. And next term it's a course on Research in Games by Constance Steinkuhler! And in the Spring Aaron Trammel will be doing another games focused seminar. OMG. Courses on games? With "game" in the title? And it's not a maker course? I have found my tribe.