How does Matt Leacock bring innovation to life?

I remember the night – a few years back – sitting in my kitchen with a bunch of game designer buddies, playing the cooperative board game Pandemic that everyone was talking about. That night was a revelation.  I LOVED banding together with my friends to save the world — for me, that was SO much more fun than competing against them.

Who came up with this brilliant cooperative game? Later that evening, I looked up Matt Leacock on the web — and realized that he was a UX designer by day – AND also the creator of Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, and other great board games. I’ve been a fan ever since – and I’m delighted to bring Matt’s unique and inspiring perspective to you.

Matt’s latest game, Pandemic Legacy, is a mashup of the innovative Risk Legacy narrative mechanic with the cooperative gameplay of Pandemic. Listen in and discover where Matt gets his ideas and inspiration for new games – and learn how this multi-talented and successful game creator approaches product innovation, rapid prototyping, and iterative play-testing.

You can listen to the interview right here – and for more goodness from Matt,  CLICK THROUGH for the enhanced interview page with video, transcript & followup links 

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I’m from Sao Paulo / Brazil, married with a incredible woman called Francine and I have two lovely children: Sarah (8 years old) and Nicolas (2 years old). Currently enrolled at the master degree program (MSc) in Information Systems Management at the University of Liverpool (UK). Holder of the credentials PMP and PMI-ACP of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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