The Drawing Room

GSPC Episode #17: The Level Design of Ikea

February 13, 2018

In the most unique Grid Snaps yet, Rob and Kip discuss that bastion of low cost well designed furniture, Ikea. Ikea, more than any other store that Rob and Kip shop at, is designed like a game level. Rob discusses how the store follows certain level design principles, particularly using edges to create drama and reveals. Shout out to Nathan Cheever at, who wrote about edge based level design in his educational materials.

For the breaks, we used Swedish music in several genres. The music used is credited here, and can be found on youtube:  

Veronica Maggio - Jag kommer
Födelsedagsfesten (Traditional Swedish Folk Song)
Monica Zetterlund / Nilsen - En gång i Stockholm (Once in Stockholm)

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