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I’m a professional level designer – and to 99.99% of the population that is an utterly meaningless title.  Even to other video game industry insiders, ‘Level Designer’ is a pretty unusual job – one that varies from studio to studio.  So why is Hollywood (and the books it’s based on) doing so well at answering that common question: “Yes, but what is it that you do?”

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Corridor from the episode "The Impossible Planet", 10th Doctor, all rights BBC.

Corridor from the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Planet"

Over at the Den of Geek, Martin Anderson once wrote of his love of Sci-Fi movie corridors, and mentioned that normally that sort of confession got him crickets and tumbleweed.

Well, Sir – I too love a juicy slice of sci-fi corridor!  Those seemingly inconsequential, often ignored, portals from scene to scene – that connective tissue that serves to further underline that THIS is actually connected to THAT, and not just two places lost in time and space (like London Underground stations). Continue reading

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