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NYU Game Center Lecture Series Podcast

Unless you were living in New York City this past Spring it’s unlikely that you were able to attend any of the series of lectures by game industry luminaries hosted at NYU’s new Game Center and moderated by the Center’s Director Frank Lantz. Well now each of the lectures are available as a podcast through iTunes, which you can find by simply searching ‘NYU Game Center’.

The lecture series included:

  • Dr. Ian Bogost, author of Persuasive Games
  • Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid
  • Warren Spector, creator of Ultima: Underworld, the Thief series, and Deus Ex
  • Marc LeBlanc, creator of the MDA framework
  • Eric Zimmerman + Katie Salen, co-authors of Rules of Play

Highlights from the series include Ian Bogost literally speaking Greek (which is hilarious when you think about it), Jon Blow confessing that he doesn’t really play test his games, and Warren Spector saying that the most important story in a game is the player’s and then saying that he’s more interested in making games with authored stories. Also, if you want to know what I sound like, I’m the guy that asks a question in almost every Q&A session (and isn’t Eric Zimmerman).

The lecture series will be returning in the Fall and those will also be made available in podcast form!

Update: You can also download all the podcasts at the Game Center’s website here.


  1. Darius K. wrote:

    Hmm. Am I out of luck if I don’t have iTunes?

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
  2. Lucas wrote:

    @Darius K., you can download the lectures directly:

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 8:09 pm | Permalink
  3. Teo wrote:

    You definitely are an attention-whore.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  4. Charles J Pratt wrote:

    Hey Lucas, thanks for the link! I had no idea they’d been put up for direct download.

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 4:52 am | Permalink

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