Episode #30: Design Lessons & Sirlin Games. With David Sirlin

Episode #30: Design Lessons & Sirlin Games. With David Sirlin

 

Contact Information

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

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

David Sirlin – www.SirlinGames.com, www.FantasyStrike.com, www.Sirlin.net

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – David’s journey into design
  • 0:06:20 – Starting from fighting games
  • 0:11:00 – Why is balance important?
  • 0:19:30 – Where does theme fit in?
  • 0:20:38 – Why is asymmetry important?
  • 0:30:30 – The drawbacks of multiple victory conditions
  • 0:33:45 – Where did the idea for Puzzle Strike come from?
  • 0:39:07 – Working within the same universe
  • 0:44:40 – David’s new game: Codex
  • 0:59:22 – Designing with math
  • 1:08:20 – Why David writes about design
  • 1:09:20 – Business lessons for other designers
  • 1:11:58 – David’s other new game: Pandante
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