Curtiss Murphy gave one of the most popular talks of Unite 2016 – “What Makes Great Games Great?” He presents with a blend of energy, science, and story-telling that has earned him invitations to conferences across the country. He has decades of development experience, leads a team of 23 (engineers and QA), and believes that great games start with the fundamentals. With decades of experience in the gaming industry, his career spans AAA, military, and Indy development. Curtiss has numerous publications on game development, including chapters in Game Programming Gems 6 & 7, and Game Engine Gems 2. He is an award-winning speaker, author, and game designer. He is also VP of Engineering, Card Suite at MobilityWare where he works on games with 200M downloads. Curtiss's primary focus at LCAD is giving students everything they need to be able to say, with confidence, "I am a game designer."