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Richard Rouse III from Xbox stars in “Thought Leaders,” a video series with top game industry professionals!

Game Careers was fortunate to catch up with Richard Rouse III at GDC in San Francisco, where he was presenting his latest session on game design. Richard is a game designer and writer at Microsoft Game Studios, working on unannounced projects. Previously, he was narrative director on the Rainbow 6 franchise at Ubisoft Montreal. During a stint as Director of Game Design at Midway, he consulted on a wide range of titles, including Stranglehold and Wheelman.

Richard was studio creative director at Surreal Software and served as project lead, lead designer, and writer on the hit action/horror title, The Suffering, and its sequel, The Suffering: Ties That Bind. He has also contributed to Homefront and Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates. Known for his writing and lectures about game design and interactive storytelling, Richard wrote the book, “Game Design: Theory & Practice,” one of the most popular books on the subject.

In Richard’s exclusive interview with Game Careers, he provides insight on breaking into the world of Microsoft Game Studios: “Microsoft has a culture of wanting to get new talent in, straight out of college when possible. We also value experienced people who have worked in a number of different places and can really work with our partners, bringing lot of their own experience to the table to make games great.”  Watch the full interview that follows:


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