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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Clockwork Game Design Podcast – Episode 2: Distractions

Episode 2, already!?¬†Yep! I spent essentially all day one day recording both of these episodes, because I wanted to really get the ball rolling. It’s kind of annoying to have just one episode of a podcast, I feel like. Today’s episode deals with the distractions and other obstacles that have slowed our growth in the … Continue reading "Clockwork Game Design Podcast – Episode 2: Distractions"

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The Clockwork Game Design Podcast – Episode 1: Introductions and Asymmetry

Introducing the Clockwork Game Design Podcast. Episode 1 is an introduction, as well as a shorter discussion of my recent Asymmetry in Games article. Most episodes will just be me, but we do plan on having guests from time to time. The opening theme was composed by Blake Reynolds. For those who want a direct … Continue reading "The Clockwork Game Design Podcast – Episode 1: Introductions and Asymmetry"

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