Sid Meier, the Director Of Creative Development and co-founder of Firaxis Games will give the opening keynote address at the 2010 Game Developers Conference.
Meier is best known for his work designing the Civilization strategy game franchise, his keynote is entitled “The Psychology of Game Design (Everything You Know Is Wrong).
Meier will describe how real-world, historical and mathematical facts cannot form the foundation of a successful game design. Instead, Meier will argue, the driving force of a game’s design should be the psychology of the player. The keynote address will take place Friday, March 12 at the Game Developers Conference, which runs from March 9-13 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.