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Carl Ji's Blog




My name is Carl, a video game lover. I started playing games since I was six or seven, and still try to squeeze game time for games in my messy daily schedule in high school. I enjoy indie games very much, competitive games like Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Switch, and 2K basketball, always a good time especially when playing with friends and destroying them. I have always been tempted to make games on my own, which will also happen pretty soon (I hope!).


Here on this platform, I’d like to share some of the topics about games that I am interested in. There is a variety of fields in games I want to talk about: some amazing milestones in the history of games, GOAT game designers, games’ impact on real life, games as social lubricant, etc.


I also would like to use this to exchange ideas and explore the adventure in gaming with all interested game players, designers.


I want to start with a book about game design I’ve been reading for the last few weeks: The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses. The book is written by Jesse Schell, an accomplished game designer who worked for Disney and many other game projects. Since I will be getting into more sophisticated hands-on game design in the summer, this book would be a pretty good head start for me. I’ll share some of the contents of the book with my take on the topic discussed. I hope this blog will help someone who’s also interested in making and designing games to get a basic grasp on how to become a game designer, and also acts as a kind of a reading journal to keep myself on my plan of reading this book.


I’ll see you soon at my first real blog on experiences’ relationship with games.


Member Blogs

Posted by Carl Ji on Thu, 23 May 2019 10:11:00 EDT in Design
This we, I want to think about the definition of a game.

Posted by Carl Ji on Wed, 08 May 2019 10:35:00 EDT in Design
Hi! This is my first game blog! I'm currently reading “The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses” by Jesse Schell, and I want to write about the first few chapters of the book on the topic of experience combined with my own experiences with games.