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Roberto Dillon's Blog


Originally from Italy but currently based in Singapore, Dr. Roberto Dillon is active both as a developer and as a game design professor.

As a developer, he founded the indie studio Adsumsoft to develop small and original games besides offering consultancy services. His games have been showcased at events like Sense of Wonder Night in Tokyo, FILE Games in Rio de Janeiro and at the Indie Prize Showcase Asia, besides reaching top positions on Apple's AppStore across several countries. As an academic and educator, Roberto was the Game Design Department Chair at DigiPen Singapore, with several of his students gaining top honors at the IGF both in San Francisco and Shanghai, and is now an Associate Professor lecturing Game Design at JCU Singapore, where he is also the Curator of the 'JCU Museum of Video and Computer Games', the first museum completely dedicated to the preservation of video games in South East Asia.

Roberto is often invited as a speaker at game related conferences (GDC, Game Connection, Casual Connect, Develop, Korea Games Conference etc. ) and wrote different books for AKPeters, CRC Press and Springer: 'On the Way to Fun', where he introduced the 6-11 Framework, a game design methodology now referenced in several university curricula as well as used by game designers in small and big studios alike, 'The Golden Age of Videogames', a history of the gaming industry from its origins till the PlayStation launch, 'HTML5 Game Development from the Ground Up with Construct 2' to introduce aspiring developers to the world of game making and "Ready. A Commodore 64 Retrospective" a technical and historical analysis of the evergreen C64 computer.

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Roberto Dillon's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/24/2015 - 03:11]

Backed You guys are an ...

Backed You guys are an inspiration. Keep it up :

Comment In: [News - 01/21/2015 - 09:33]

And this is a session ...

And this is a session I won 't miss for anything in the world

Comment In: [Blog - 12/05/2014 - 03:01]

great write up I loved ...

great write up I loved my A500... in fact I just upgraded to a A600 this year :

Comment In: [Blog - 10/24/2014 - 01:56]

I think I 'd love ...

I think I 'd love your book and I 'll check it out at the first opportunity : r n r n What I found was that while a few dove into gaming as a player, none had told the story of our NPC. Of our AI. r n r ...

Comment In: [News - 09/30/2014 - 10:18]

Ecstasy of Order 2011, ...

Ecstasy of Order 2011, . That was actually a pretty good movie

Comment In: [Blog - 08/22/2014 - 10:06]

I think the analogy between ...

I think the analogy between the beer and the PS case is kind of flawed: in the beer case, without the worst/decoy item, more people would get the premium beer and spend more money. By adding it, more people pick the average one instead and the shop gets less income ...