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EGD 047: Game Design and Player Career Goals with Minwoo Lee, Head of Product at Dodreams

Minwoo Lee is the Head of Product at Dodreams, a Helsinki based mobile games company. Minu’s career in gaming started Korea about twenty years ago when he was designing micro-transactions into online games. His career took him to Europe, and eventually to work in the Finnish games industry. Minwoo and Joakim share a passion for game design, through the understanding of player motivations, aspirations and career goals.

Topics that we cover include:

  • What are the characteristic differences between Korean and European game developers?
  • What is critical for you, to do game design well?
  • Player career goals, what do they mean and how can they be used in the design?
  • How does the meta game and economy, relate back to the core game play?
  • What are other pitfalls and problems that game designers can face when coming up with something new?
  • If you could pick a dream team to make a free-to-play game, what kind of roles would you have there?