Hi, I’m Andrew Yoder. I am a designer who started as a modder in 2007. Between 2011 and 2015 I freelanced and made experimental art games while earning a degree in History. From late 2015 through the summer of 2018, I worked at Hi-Rez Studios as a level designer on Paladins, Smite Adventures, and on Paladins Battlegrounds before it became Realm Royale. I am currently at Digital Extremes working on Warframe.
Talks and Publications
March 19, 2019 “Playgrounds & Level Design” https://www.gdcvault.com/play/1025884/Level-Design-Workshop-Real-World (For the extended writeup, see: https://andrewyoderdesign.blog/2019/03/25/playgrounds-level-design/)
March 20, 2018. “The Holy Grail of Multiplayer Level Design: Levels for Competitive and Casual Play” https://www.gdcvault.com/play/1025497/Level-Design-Workshop-The-Holy
February 12, 2015. “Tarkovsky, Halo skulls, and the badlands of virtual space” https://killscreen.com/articles/holy-fools-belief-designed-spaces/
March 11, 2015. “The Player as Artist” https://killscreen.com/articles/player-artist/
Spring 2019. “Packing Up” and “Georgia” in The Temz Review https://www.thetemzreview.com/andrew-yoder.html
March 20, 2019. “Jam” and “The Call to Clown” https://whateverkeepsthelightson.com/issue-one