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/www.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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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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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 4 – Violence in Media

In this episode, I discuss violence in videogames. This is a less “game-design-theory” episode, and more of a culture/media episode, but I do discuss a lot of user comments from these recent articles. Cited in the article: “Dehumanization” on Polygon Beyond the Pentakill on Gamasutra In addition to those, I also wrote these relevant articles: … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 4 – Violence in Media"

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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 3 – Tech Myths

Three podcast episodes in three days! My intention here was to get the podcast really rolling up front. I feel like it’s kinda crappy to have a podcast with one episode, and two episodes isn’t much better. So now there are three, which is a comfortable starting place, I think. Quickly I’d like to let … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 3 – Tech Myths"

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