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512: Diner Dash Lead Designer on Game Design with Nick Fortugno

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Today’s guest was an English teacher who later became the lead designer on the blockbuster game, Diner Dash. He breaks down his process for coming up with highly engaging games for major brands and media companies. Also, listen to his advice on making your own games or working for a big game studio and looking for those moments in your life that help you pivot into a new role.

Nick Fortugno is a designer of digital and real-world games and co-founder of the game company Playmatics. Fortugno has been designer, writer, and project manager on dozens of games, most notably as lead designer on the casual blockbuster Diner Dash.


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