Notes for Next Century (n4n100) is a game blog written by NYC game designer Eric Chung. The writing covers a broad variety of game-related topics but tackles these subjects most frequently: narrative in games, systems and interaction design as conversation with its players, and the business of running a game studio to develop games that focus on these areas.

The Author

Eric with his dog, Fozzie. Fozzie does not play video games.

Eric Chung is a New York City based designer who has been working on games for the last few years.  He is the lead designer behind Guns of Icarus Online, the premiere airship-to-airship combat game that’s available on desktop computers.

Eric got his start in video games after studying at Parsons the New School for Design where he received a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in a program called Design & Technology (MFADT).  MFADT is an inter-disciplinary design program that teaches fundamental design principles that can be used in any design related topic but takes them and applies them to modern technology focused design problems.  One such area is games (analog and digital) where Eric spent most of time investigating.  Eric specialized in narrative game design as well as building the fundamentals for good game systems design.

Aside from writing and playing/designing video games, Eric takes care of his dog Fozzie.  Fozzie doesn’t share Eric’s enthusiasm for games but it’s okay since Fozzie is pretty cute.  Another thing that Fozzie could care less about is that Eric is a black belt martial artist in the style of Soo Bahk Do, a traditional Korean style.  Eric also enjoys the occasional MMA bout to work on his BJJ skills.

Eric has presented and spoken at various conferences and settings related to game design and development that include: PAX East, PAX Prime, IGDA NYC Demo Nights, Microsoft NYC Indie Demo Nights, GameDevHacker Idea Pitch, Parsons the New School for Design, and has spoken with many members of the games industry press (podcasts, interviews, livestreams) and the many fans that support the game development business.

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