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Month: April 2013

Episode #25: Information & Obfuscation

Episode #25: Information & Obfuscation

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:40 – Bioshock Infinite & Dark Souls

  • 0:08:51 – Is obfuscation lazy design?

  • 0:13:24 – Persona 4 and BioWare titles

  • 0:19:34 – The difference between obfuscation in Tomorrow and Persona 4

  • 0:26:15 – Tech trees and adaptation

  • 0:36:05 – When is obfuscation good?
Episode #24: Games and the Law. With Dave Fitzgerald

Episode #24: Games and the Law. With Dave Fitzgerald

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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


Dave Fitzgerald – @BuckeyeFitzy, www.WHE-Law.com, DFitzgerald@WHE-Law.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – Why should game developers care?

  • 0:05:00 – Trademarks

  • 0:13:48 – Patents

  • 0:23:00 – Copyrights

  • 0:27:00 – Starting a gaming company

  • 0:37:00 – Common mistakes

  • 0:42:40 – Licensing

  • 0:54:27 – Contracts

  • 0:58:20 – Can you go it alone?

  • 1:04:40 – The future of games and the law

  • 1:11:16 – Why did Dave decide to focus on games?


  • 1:21:00 – Magic and drafting follow-up
Episode #23: Magic, Drafting & Updates

Episode #23: Magic, Drafting & Updates

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – Magic: The Gathering, Drafting Games and Learning Curve

  • 0:31:30 – Age of Empires 2, Real-Time Strategy

  • 0:47:52 – War of the Roses, Competing with Your “Teammates”

  • 0:52:30 – Update on At the Gates: AI

  • 1:00:00 – Update on Tomorrow: Using Design Feedback

Episode #22: Bioshock Infinite & Plaid Hat Games. With Colby Dauch

Episode #22: Bioshock Infinite & Plaid Hat Games. With Colby Dauch

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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


Colby Dauch – @PlaidHatGames, www.PlaidHatGames.com, Colby@PlaidHatGames.com


Episode Outline

  • 0:00:45 – The story behind Plaid Hat

  • 0:04:50 – Bioshock Infinite the board game

  • 0:22:20 – Do you design from theme or mechanics first?

  • 0:29:30 – Being a designer and businessman

  • 0:39:10 – What does Jon enjoy about what he does?

  • 0:47:45 – Is the digital/tabletop convergence real?

  • 1:03:10 – The future of Plaid Hat

 

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Episode #21: Free to Play. With David Heron

Episode #21: Free to Play. With David Heron


Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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Episode Outline

  • 01:05 – What is Banner Saga?

  • 06:45 – The Ups and Downs of F2P

  • 31:15 – World of Tanks

  • 38:00 – League of Legends

  • 50:40 – Was Banner Saga: Factions a Detour?

 

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