“Decisions”, XCom’s “creeping problem”, and paper prototyping

Hi! Welcome to episode 53 of the Clockwork Game Design Podcast! This is the second of “season 2” of the podcast – it’s another hour plus episode chock full of cool features. First we talk about the whole “a series of interesting decisions” concept, which Sid Meier is well known for(here‘s his GDC 2012 talk … Continue reading "“Decisions”, XCom’s “creeping problem”, and paper prototyping"

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CGD Podcast Episode #52 – Start of Season 2!

I’ve been talking for awhile about giving my show an upgrade. This episode, which is number 52, represents the first significant step in that direction. I spent more time working on this episode, developing segments, working on audio and various other features, than I have on any previous episode. I hope that it shows, and … Continue reading "CGD Podcast Episode #52 – Start of Season 2!"

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The future and present of Escape the Omnochronom!

I’ve got a new podcast episode! This one is, I think, more technical, systems-design oriented, with some bigger questions involved. I mostly wanted to share my thought process about where Escape the Omnochronom! is now, where I imagine it going, and how I feel about it. I’m often conflicted about how much I should keep … Continue reading "The future and present of Escape the Omnochronom!"

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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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