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With over 25 years of games industry experience, Psychopomp founder Mike Ellis has seen the industry evolve from 8-bit games to complex modern products of all shapes and sizes. During his time in the industry, Mike has worked in design leadership positions for developers and publishers alike, such as Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Insomniac Games.

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Member Blogs

Posted by Mike Ellis on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:39:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production
There can be a lot of questions, misunderstanding, and misconceptions about working with a Design & Dev Consultant. Find out how working with a consultant should work and what a good consultant can bring to the table.

Posted by Mike Ellis on Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:33:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC
Identifying common problems that lead to issues with player experience that occur outside of gameplay. Article also proposes solutions on how to mitigate.

Posted by Mike Ellis on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:32:00 EDT in Design
This article examines problems and solutions related to interactive language in games. It defines what interactive language is, looks at some of the most common issues, and provides the reader with a process for self examining their own projects.