A conversation with Elizabeth Hargrave

Today I spoke with Elizabeth Hargrave. After playing her game Wingspan and reading some interviews with her, I thought she’d be a great person to have on to talk about some of the stuff I’ve been exploring in terms of strategy games and their relationship to violence, both mechanically and thematically speaking. She had a … Continue reading "A conversation with Elizabeth Hargrave"

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BONUS: Humane Storytelling with Jenny Bee

I’m deep in the weeds of setting up the Dragon Bridge Kickstarter, which should hopefully launch next week or so. But I wanted to share this quick bonus episode with you: a conversation with Jenny Bee, who has a masters in visual storytelling, is a creator of games, films and other narrative work, and—full disclosure—is … Continue reading "BONUS: Humane Storytelling with Jenny Bee"

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Binary Goals with Hopenager, and Kickstarting an 18 Card Game with Adam Wilk

This is one of our longer episodes, coming in at 1 hour 10 minutes, and it’s chock full of both theory and practice! For the theory bit, check out my conversation with Hopenager, a game developer and frequent chatter over at the kbgames discord, wherein we talk about binary goals versus score goals. Hopenager believes … Continue reading "Binary Goals with Hopenager, and Kickstarting an 18 Card Game with Adam Wilk"

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Episode 60 – Eric Zimmerman on game design theory (also, randomness with Brett Lowey)

I’ve been saying this a lot recently, but this is a big one! Clocking in at nearly an hour and twenty minutes, this is, I think, the longest Clockwork Game Design Podcast episode yet. Eric Zimmerman is a game design instructor at the NYU Game Center, where he works with other CGD guests Naomi Clark, … Continue reading "Episode 60 – Eric Zimmerman on game design theory (also, randomness with Brett Lowey)"

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