The 5 Domains of Play – Slides!

Thanks to everyone who came to the talk at GDC! Here are the slides:

.PDF: 5_Domains_of_Play_GDC2012

.PPTX: 5_Domains_of_Play_GDC2012


[Update: Also, here is a link to the GDC Vault version of these slides! ]


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