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Level Design 101

Harper Jay Harper

Howdy Psi-Cadets! We're continuing our deep dive into the "Brain In A Jar" level with another AMA! This time, we spoke to Senior Level Designer Joshua Jon Herbert and learned about his career path into game design as well as the various tricks and techniques that go into making a level. How do you go from a concept to a playable world? What does it take to control a player's pace and guide them down the right path? Josh goes into detail and reveals some tips and and tricks that we use here at Double Fine.

Oh yeah, I snuck in some actual Psychonauts 2 gameplay footage here as well. Please enjoy but also don't tell my boss!

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