Episode 60 – Eric Zimmerman on game design theory (also, randomness with Brett Lowey)

I’ve been saying this a lot recently, but this is a big one! Clocking in at nearly an hour and twenty minutes, this is, I think, the longest Clockwork Game Design Podcast episode yet. Eric Zimmerman is a game design instructor at the NYU Game Center, where he works with other CGD guests Naomi Clark, … Continue reading "Episode 60 – Eric Zimmerman on game design theory (also, randomness with Brett Lowey)"

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Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design – interview with Geoff Engelstein and Isaac Shalev

I can’t believe I went this long without interviewing one of my biggest game design theory heroes, Geoff Engelstein. Together with designer, game design writer and fellow game design podcaster Isaac Shalev, they’ve written a book that seems like it might be kind of a big deal in this field. To quote a bit of … Continue reading "Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design – interview with Geoff Engelstein and Isaac Shalev"

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CGD Episode 57: Smoothness in game design (and other topics)

Hi everyone! Here is episode 57 of the Clockwork Game Design Podcast, where I give a bunch of updates on the games I’m devvin’. I talk a bunch about progress on both my Gem Wizards games and many of the game design struggles, particularly with the card game, which I’m deep in the design-weeds and … Continue reading "CGD Episode 57: Smoothness in game design (and other topics)"

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DanC on the reasons for making games

Today I talked to Dan Cook about competitive games, social games, and our objectives behind making games in the first place. This was one of my favorite conversations with one of my favorite game design theorists out there. His blog, Lost Garden, was literally THE blog (along with maybe some stuff from Anna Anthropy) that … Continue reading "DanC on the reasons for making games"

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CGD Podcast: Updates, League of Legends, and being a solo coder/designer

Hi! Thanks for listening. Here’s what I talk about on this week’s show. Updates about Chess Mix, revamping my Patreon, thinking more about article writing vs. video-making, some games I’ve been playing, and more A section about League of Legends and why you should probably play it, or at the least have a lot of … Continue reading "CGD Podcast: Updates, League of Legends, and being a solo coder/designer"

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