Tag Archives: games

Design for Small Teams

ShareThere is no right way to be a designer in the abstract, just as there are no good designs in the abstract.  Context is everything.  Today, I’m going to discuss one particular context – the role of the designer on … Continue reading

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In Defense of Button Mashing

ShareI suspect that most serious gamers have their secret shame game.  Maybe you’re a competitive Magic player who plays CityVille when nobody’s looking.  Or a serious boardgamer who busts out Wii bowling when game night is over.  We care about … Continue reading

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The Bad Movie Night Game

ShareCame up with a very simple game last night to enhance the Bad Movie Night experience. You will need: One or more friends. Several slips of paper Writing implements A terrible, terrible movie. Your recreational adult beverage of choice Before … Continue reading

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The Most Important Game I’ve Ever Played

ShareRight now, go to the Steam store, and spend ten dollars on Fate of the World. Why do we make games?  Why do we play them?  More complicated questions than I’m going to fully plumb in this piece, but I … Continue reading

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So You’ve Been Laid Off.

Share(Important Disclaimer:  I have been recently laid off.  I am not at liberty to discuss any of the specific terms of that layoff, and none of what follows should be taken as commentary on my previous employment.  This article covers … Continue reading

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The Value of Conferences

ShareOver the past few years, I’ve made a special effort to speak at game industry conferences whenever the opportunity avails itself.  Last year alone, I spoke at LOGIN, Austin GDC (where my talk was rated best of show) and delivered … Continue reading

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