PTL Fan Art Contest – Vote!

Vote for your favorite fan art piece here. You can vote for multiple pieces. Below are full versions of all the art. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted work! Vote here! Winners will be announced tomorrow. https://www.poll-maker.com/poll1056269x029940e2-44

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CGD Podcast Episode 30 – Deepities, a new Frank Lantz article, and updates

In this episode I discuss the concept of deepities and how it applies to game design writing. I also discuss a new Frank Lantz article on Ian Bogost‘s new book—an article that, it seems to me, pushes against progress in game design in some ways. (Don’t forget to check out episodes 23 and 24 where … Continue reading "CGD Podcast Episode 30 – Deepities, a new Frank Lantz article, and updates"

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CGD Podcast Episode 27: Broad Statements with Richard Terrell

Had a great conversation with Richard Terrell, designer of Bara Bari Ball who’s currently working on designoriented.net. He’s also been on the podcast before, so I would go back and listen to Episode 6 where we spoke earlier this year. The conversation went really well. We talked about language, “broad vs. narrow statements”, Auro and … Continue reading "CGD Podcast Episode 27: Broad Statements with Richard Terrell"

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Feminists/social progressives: stop making excuses for violence glorification

The day after the horrifying Orlando shooting, a friend was inviting me to play Overwatch. It was a weird moment. I felt like, I don’t know—maybe it’s just me, but I really don’t feel like running around with a gun shooting at people right at that moment for some reason. Some E3 events began that … Continue reading "Feminists/social progressives: stop making excuses for violence glorification"

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