When I was younger, I always wanted to make games. Of course, reality rarely matches childhood dreams -- especially in an industry that’s changed as much as gaming. Instead of a handful of people doing everything, modern games are built by hundreds of people.
That’s why I was so happy to get the chance to speak to a professional. M.E. Chung is a game director at Bungie, where she currently works on the Destiny series. And what better way to speak to a game designer then to talk while playing classics like Super Mario Kart?
We talked about her fascinating path to becoming a game designer after abandoning a potential career in medicine, how Bungie nails the "feel" of their games, and even what it's like to work on a game like Destiny that's never truly finished.