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The fundamentals of changing your name

The fundamentals of changing your name

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Bear with me, because lately I’ve been thinking about this a lot:

As some of you might know my name is Sebastiaan, which is a very good international name. The french pronounce it “Sebastian”, the english “Sebastien” and in most other languages the name isn’t a problem either. My last name on the other hand is “van Waardenberg”, which (except for the germans) no foreigner can pronounce correctly. It’s mostly the “g” people stumble over in this typical dutch name.

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Getting Ready for the Mckee Story Adventure

Getting Ready for the Mckee Story Adventure

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This slightly grouchy looking man I just posted on my blog is Robert Mckee and he’s Hollywoods most famous screenwriting guru AND on the 14th of april I will have the chance to follow 4 full days of his seminar in London.

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3 Must Read Books

3 Must Read Books

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I know there are thousands of people who have made lists on the best books to read for game designers, that’s why this list is slightly different. It’s a list of books that will improve skills that help you design better games, but aren’t game-design related.

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“I am a Gamedesigner”

“I am a Gamedesigner”

 ”Hi, my name’s is Sebastiaan van Waardenberg and I am a Game Designer.”

 This may read like a very simple statement, but try to think about what it entails.
 There is a reason why I wrote: “I am a game designer” and not “I design games”.
 The difference being one of choice.

To design games is a choice. There are many people out there who design games, but to
be a gamedesigner is something entirely different.

To be a gamedesigner is to find “play” in all elements of life, to continously be searching for
new and exciting ways to experience fun and to think without any thought of boundries.

To be a gamedesigner isn’t a choice, it’s a way of living, a certain state of being.
It’s something that has to be a part of your essence. 

So I say to you again:

“Hi, my name’s Sebastiaan van Waardenberg and I am a Game Designer.”

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