Tynan Sylvester

Tynan Sylvester

Game designer, author

  • @#!/TynanSylvester

Ottawa, Ontario

Areas of Expertise:

  • Game design
  • level design
  • systems design
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • writing
I've been designing games since 2000. The smallest projects I've worked on were one-man indie games on which I wrote every line of code and painted every frame of art. The largest was my four years as a level and systems designer on Irrational Games' 110-person development team making BioShock Infinite. I wrote the book Designing Games for O'Reilly Media. I'm currently working on RimWorld, a project for my independent studio Ludeon Studios.

Designing Games Designing Games
by Tynan Sylvester
February 2013
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $42.99

Webcast: Drunk Design: Game Design Under the Influence (of Emotions)
March 15, 2013
Join us for a hands-on webcast where Tynan Sylvester author of Designing Games will discuss design in the language of logic. This talk covers a personal view on the interplay between the designers' feelings and the design process.