CGD Podcast Episode 46 – Against Management (and Decisions?)

Hey everyone! Welcome to Episode 46 of the podcast. This episode talks about what it means when a game uses “management” as its basic functionality. It also talks about “decisions” and whether those are really what we’re after in strategy game design. I also propose a new vision of what it could be like for … Continue reading "CGD Podcast Episode 46 – Against Management (and Decisions?)"

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Naomi Clark on systems thinking and social responsibility

Today I’m super-excited to have Naomi Clark on episode 45 of the Clockwork Game Design Podcast. Last year, Naomi ran a super-successful Kickstarter for her two-player social card game Consentacle, which in addition to having beautiful, memorable artwork, is also trying to use systems to explore human communication and connection in new ways. Naomi is … Continue reading "Naomi Clark on systems thinking and social responsibility"

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Push the Lane: Loot in a Strategy Game?

Since Push the Lane entered this latest phase back in mid-2017 (basically after the failed Kickstarter version, which was much more puzzle-game-like), it has become much more videogamey. By that, I mean, it has focused a lot more on fighting, monsters, items, special abilities, moving around a big map and such. I have been thinking … Continue reading "Push the Lane: Loot in a Strategy Game?"

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