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The Wright Stuff

Sims co-creator Will Wright recently appeared at The Art Institute of California to kick off the new ‘Legends of the Games Industry’ speaker sessions that will be taking place there.

Wright spoke to a selection of students and local industry professionals about a wide range of issues including his approach to designing new and compelling interactive environments, as well as the initial creation process of both Sim City and The Sims.

“We were thrilled to have Will kick off this new series,” said Marc Sherrod, academic director of the school’s Game Art & Design programme. “His impact on the game design world reaches far and wide, and millions of people have enjoyed his creations.”

With so many people eager to get into the games industry, sessions like Wright’s are definitely a step in the right direction. Let’s hope he decides to visit the UK sometime soon.

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is a Senior Staff Writer at Thunderbolt, having joined in June 2002.

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