DanC on the reasons for making games

Today I talked to Dan Cook about competitive games, social games, and our objectives behind making games in the first place. This was one of my favorite conversations with one of my favorite game design theorists out there. His blog, Lost Garden, was literally THE blog (along with maybe some stuff from Anna Anthropy) that … Continue reading "DanC on the reasons for making games"

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Dialectic with my 2012 self on “the importance of theme”

One of the things that’s scary about being a writer is that the things you write keep existing, unchanged, the way that you wrote them, back when you wrote them. Sometimes it’s difficult to go back to a piece you wrote even six months ago and re-read your own work. There’s just always so much … Continue reading "Dialectic with my 2012 self on “the importance of theme”"

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Daniel Moore on music theory, formalism, and difficulty

Hey everyone! Today I have an interview with Daniel Moore – a joint podcast episode with his podcast, This Podcast Could Take Forever. I didn’t know about his show, but he was a listener and he reached out and mentioned that since we both have backgrounds in games and music theory, we should have this … Continue reading "Daniel Moore on music theory, formalism, and difficulty"

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