GDC Radio presents our first free MP3 from our archive of GDC recordings, introducing one of the most popular sessions at the last few GDC's - The Game Design Challenge, which pits well-known designers against their peers to find a compelling game concept on a novel topic - in this case, the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
The Challenge's description is as follows:
"In the 2005 Game Design Challenge, Will Wright returned to face off against Peter Molyneux and Clint Hocking in a challenge moderated by Eric Zimmerman. The theme? Design a game around a highly unusual "license" -- the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Licensed properties are a hotly debated topic in the game industry. Does the use of a license hamper design creativity? Or will the unusual "license" of Emily Dickinson spur the Game Design Challenge panelists into new design territory?"
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