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Justin Gary is an award winning designer, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.  He is CEO of Stone Blade Entertainment and lead designer of the hit Ascension brand. He has studied creativity and applied the principles of design to create dozens of products over his 20 years in the industry.  He writes and teaches about design to schools, businesses, and conferences around the globe.

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Design Principles of Raph Koster

Raph Koster has undoubtedly changed the world of gaming. He was the lead designer of the legendary Ultima Online and the creative director behind Star Wars Galaxies. In 2004, he wrote A Theory of Fun for Game Design which highlights our desire to learn as...

Check out the Think Like A Game Designer Podcast!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about game design from the greatest minds in the industry, now is your chance. In each episode of the Think Like a Game Designer podcast, I have a conversation with a brilliant game designer to deconstruct their strategies, tactics, and...

Death and Gaming

This post was originally written as an email to the Stone Blade Entertainment email list, but it is more personal than usual and so I wanted to share it here as well. If you’d like to see more of these kind of posts, let me know in the comments or sign up for the...


Justin Gary is a world-leading expert in collectible games with extensive experience in all aspects of game design and a master of creative development for companies and individuals alike.

Justin and his team have proven, time and time again, that they are not only savvy on game mechanics and game design, but also product configuration, brand development, IP integration, and overall product-market fit analysis. Justin and his team are not just an outsourced game design team, but a trusted partner, working to bring creative projects to life, a group that genuinely cares about making the products they are involved with as incredible as they can be.


Justin Gary has traveled the world speaking about game design and creative development, his lessons have challenged and delighted audiences all over the globe. 

Justin’s long career spent on the cutting-edge of game development has forced him to confront the resistance inherent in every creative endeavor.  His talks include idea generation, developing creative patterns and relationships, breaking through creative barriers, and of course – game design.

Justin’s bold vision for creativity, extraordinary energy, and his unique blend of skill and wisdom has made him one of the top speakers in the field.

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