Hello there! Come in, come in! What a nice surprise—I had no idea you would be visiting today. I’m sorry if it is a little messy in here, I’ve been writing. Please—make yourself comfortable. Good, good. Now let’s see… where should we begin? Oh—I should introduce myself!

My name is Jesse Schell, and I have always loved designing games. Here’s picture of me:

I was shorter then. Since that picture was taken, I’ve done a lot of different things. I’ve worked in circuses as a professional juggler. I’ve been a writer, comedian, and magician’s apprentice. I’ve worked at IBM and Bell Communications Research as a software engineer. I’ve designed ...

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