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Month: January 2013

Episode #12: CCGs & Dominion. With David Heron

Episode #12: CCGs & Dominion. With David Heron

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@Comcast.net
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:35 – Housekeeping
  • 0:02:00 – David’s Experience Designing Legend of the Five Rings
  • 0:25:00 – What’s Wrong with Dominion?
  • 0:48:10 – The Potential & Pitfalls of 7 Wonders
  • 1:00:00 – How Do You Make a Fun CCG?
  • 1:09:10 – Jon Teases a Big Announcement

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Episode #11: Storytelling & The Walking Dead. With Telltale

Episode #11: Storytelling & The Walking Dead. With Telltale

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@Comcast.net
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

Sean Vanaman – @vanaman
Jake Rodkin – @ja2ke

The Walking Dead

www.IdleThumbs.net

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:50 – Housekeeping
  • 0:02:05 – Meet Jake & Sean
  • 0:13:52 – Developing Adventure Games
  • 0:22:47 – The Design Process Behind Adventure Games
  • 0:46:07 – The Logistics of The Walking Dead’s Development

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Episode 10: Battle of the Bulge, Updates, and More

Episode 10: Battle of the Bulge, Updates, and More

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@Comcast.net
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:45 – Housekeeping
  • 0:02:30 – Our Thoughts on Battle of the Bulge iOS
  • 0:23:30 – Dirk’s Experience with Sins of a Solar Empire
  • 0:29:55 – Turn-Based Games VS Real-Time Games
  • 0:39:00 – Jon’s Writing
  • 0:43:00 – Dirk’s Work

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Episode 9: Journey of a Part-Time Indie. With Jesse Howard

Episode 9: Journey of a Part-Time Indie. With Jesse Howard

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@Comcast.net

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

Jesse Howard – Manjini@Fastmail.fm

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:50 – Housekeeping
  • 0:04:20 – Jesse’s Card Game: Ploy
  • 0:43:10 – How Do You Make a Successful Game?
  • 1:05:10 – Playtesting, Deadlines and Development

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Episode 8: End-of-Year Spectacular 2012

Episode 8: End-of-Year Spectacular 2012

 

Contact Information

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

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer www.artana.comDirk@Knemeyer.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:15 – Housekeeping
  • 0:03:30 – Best Light Game
  • 0:07:10 – Best Integration of Theme
  • 0:10:25 – Best Mechanic
  • 0:16:35 – Most Elegant Design
  • 0:22:20 – Most Innovative Design
  • 0:26:00 – Best Feature in a Disappointing Game
  • 0:32:35 – Most Fun
  • 0:43:45 – Most Disappointing
  • 0:50:20 – Game of the Year
  • 1:00:55 – A Look Ahead at 2013

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