I was invited as a guest lecturer to Czech Technical University in December 2021.
My dear friend and partner-in-crime Adam Vesecky is teaching a class there about architecture in video games and every year they close the lecture with design discussions with guest lecturers.
We talked about the design approach to video games in general and discussed mechanics, rules and patterns within popular video games.
You can find out more about the class itself through this link.
Here is the whole presentation.
Below you can see the recording of the whole lecture divided into 2 parts. The 1st hour is me talking about who game designers are and how they contribute to the industry. The 2nd part is Adam talking about the indie scene in general and one of the major historical events of the industry “The Indiepocalypse” of the 1990s.