Episode 5: Digital vs. Tabletop Game Design

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer - @JonShaferDesignwww.JonShaferOnDesign.comJon.Shafer@Comcast.net

Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyerwww.CQGames.comDirk@Knemeyer.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:30 – Thoughts on What We’ve Been Playing
  • 0:24:50 – What We’ve Been Working On
  • 0:29:40 – Digital VS Tabletop Game Design


Episode Outline (Detailed)

  • 0:01:30 – What Jon’s Played (Persona 4, Dominant Species, Omen)
  • 0:02:30 – What Dirk’s Played (Dominant Species, Omen)
  • 0:20:10 – How Jon Would Redesign Omen
  • 0:24:50 – Dirk’s Work (Tomorrow)
  • 0:27:20 – Dirk’s Design/Prototyping Flow
  • 0:29:40 – Digital VS Tabletop Game Design
  • 0:41:30 – Dirk on the Nuts & Bolts of Creating a Tabletop Game
  • 0:44:40 – Jon on the “Sid Meier / Soren Johnson” Model
  • 0:48:50 – Jon’s Evolution as a Designer
  • 0:55:10 – Handling Negative Reactions to Your Work
  • 0:59:40 – Convergence of Digital & Tabletop Design
  • 1:03:50 – Mental Design VS On-Paper Design


Our Games

  • 0:24:50 – Tomorrow (Conquistador Games)


Digital Games Discussed


Tabletop Games Discussed

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Episode 5: Digital vs. Tabletop Game Design”

  1. [...] Episode #5 has been posted! The official description: An intimate show this week in which our co-hosts “go commando,” as Dirk puts it. We compare and contrast tabletop and digital game design, and dig into the process Dirk went through when creating Tomorrow. The crew dives deep into the “nuts and bolts” of development in this episode – so if you enjoy that sort of peek behind the industry’s curtain then you’re really in for a treat! [...]

  2. Eserine says:

    The cinematic digital board-game reference in the final ten minutes put me in mind of

    http://www.boardgame-online.com/index.php

    Great show guys!

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