Welcome to Matt's Homepage!

You Got Red On You

Thanks for stopping by my blog and portfolio page! My name is Matthias Worch, and I am a game designer with over 10 years of experience in the videogame industry. I'm originally from Germany, but now live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife Victoria.

On this page you'll find my game development portfolio, a collection of Opinions That Might Not Matter (the blog), downloads for my free 3D levels and my game development lectures/articles, and a page dedicated to my videos.

If you're wondering where the blog title came from, look no further than Simon Pegg's and Edgar Wright's brilliant 2004 movie Shaun of the Dead. I used to have various non-sequitors in the title bars of my old page, and this was one of them (another favourite was "Oh good! My dog found the chainsaw!" from Lilo & Stitch). The phrase seemed fitting - I have made a living of creating oh-so-bloody first person shooters, and Shaun of the Dead was the first movie my wife and I ever watched together.

Latest Blog Entries

GDC 2013: “Talking to the Player – How Cultural Currents Shape and Level Design”

I have posted a full recording of my 2013 GDC game design lecture. It’s called “Talking to the Player... Read more

Ultima VI – The German Intro

There never was a German version of Ultima VI, and in my humble opinion it never really needed one. But sometime... Read more

GDC 2012: Player Stories and Designer Stories

Description: Whose story does a game tell? That of the player, the game character, or the designer? This lecture... Read more

GDC 2012 F2P Panel

Designing for Free: How Free-to-Play Games Blur the Line Between Design and Business Speaker/s: Soren Johnson... Read more

Recent Videos

IndyCar at Infineon Raceway 2009

This year marked the first time since its inception that Victoria and I didn’t... Read more

NASCAR in Sonoma 2008

Just like every year, we’re getting closer to the anual Toyota/Savemart... Read more