Will had a secret hour-long talk at the 2010 Games Developer Conference. Titled ‘Metaphysics of Game Design‘, Wright used the alias Phaedrus due to the fact that he was unsure if he had the time to attend GDC or not. The room applauded when he stood up and got on stage. Everyone is delighted over his presentation, Twitter is flooded with tons of comments out his speech and the many great quotes that came from it. EuroGamer has a brief report of his speech:
Wright kicked off by discussing how he left Electronic Arts last year to set up his own company. “From there I became an independent game designer with the Stupid Fun Club, and when I told my mother she of course reminded me that means unemployed,” he said.
“Games still have this cultural baggage. Most people think of a game designer as being kind of like a drug pusher, so I guess I’m a drug pusher – an unemployed drug pusher.”
Wright then recalled the furore over the nudity patch for The Sims 2, telling the audience, “The height of my professional career was when Jack Thompson called me a child pornographer. I took that as a medal of honour.
“Actually, that makes me now an unemployed child pornographer,” he added.
Gotta love Will. And of course, the douche known as Jack Thompson (long story, but check his wikipedia entry if you are unfamiliar with him). I’ll keep an eye out if his video pops up online and will post it as soon as it is available!