The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 12 – Verificationism and Goals

In this episode, I really talk about three things: I wanted to address some comments I got about last episode and whether I really agreed with much of what Charles Pratt said, as I seemed to to some listeners This idea of “verificationism” Goals – what makes a good goal, and what should we avoid … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 12 – Verificationism and Goals"

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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 11 – Good Formalism with Charles Pratt

Today’s episode features an hour-long discussion with game designer at NYU Game Center teacher Charles Pratt. Charles and I met at the Practice conference and had some good discussions, and I think our perspectives live at that rare place where they’re not too different so that we can’t communicate, but they’re also not so similar … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 11 – Good Formalism with Charles Pratt"

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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 10 – Design, Improvisation, and Individuality

In today’s (short) episode I talk about design as the most consistent way to create value. I also talk about how yes, it is wonderful that we’re all special snowflakes and we should be expressing our individuality, but the idea that we do that best by creating “one draft” of our work is a myth. … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 10 – Design, Improvisation, and Individuality"

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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 9 – Popular Games

In today’s episode, I discuss many of the world’s most popular videogames and boardgames, and analyze them through a Clockwork Game Design lens. Titles like Tetris, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario Bros, as well as board games like Agricola and Android: Netrunner, and many more. Definitely along the lines of a slightly … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 9 – Popular Games"

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Clockwork Game Design: Episode 8 – Building on Structure

This episode is about how we can and should build on the structure that we have, rather than introducing non-sequiturs or removing elements from play. Interestingly, this podcast itself ended up having a bit of a non-sequitur of its own, as I talk a bit about parting ways with my entire huge video game collection … Continue reading "Clockwork Game Design: Episode 8 – Building on Structure"

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Clockwork Game Design: Episode 7 – Grinding, Toys, and Value

Grinding basically has no place in interactive systems. In this episode, I talk about why that’s my position. I also respond to a bunch of comments from my Psychological Exploitation Games article. Also if you want to know more about my Interactive Forms. http://media.blubrry.com/clockworkgamedesign/p/keithburgun.net/cgdpodcast/episode07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | … Continue reading "Clockwork Game Design: Episode 7 – Grinding, Toys, and Value"

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