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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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 6 – Discussing the Discussion with Richard Terrell

In Episode 6 of the Clockwork Game Design Podcast, I had a discussion with Richard Terrell (@KirbyKid) that was largely about the game design discussion itself. People may not know, that we had a discussion about three years ago, and back then, I think we both thought that we could just dive right into the … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 6 – Discussing the Discussion with Richard Terrell"

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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 5 – The Limitations of Boardgames

While it’s tempting to think otherwise, computers are the best tool we have for pursuing great game designs. In this episode, I also talk about how “abstract” games are problematic due to low information density, the information horizon, and a lot about the medium of board games.   Some relevant links: http://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame – all game … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 5 – The Limitations of Boardgames"

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