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Month: August 2013

Episode #42: King of Dragon Pass. With David Dunham

Episode #42: King of Dragon Pass. With David Dunham

 

Contact Information

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

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

David Dunham – @KingDragonPass, www.A-Sharp.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:54 – King of Dragon Pass

  • 0:02:47 – The origins of KoDP

  • 0:07:00 – KoDP’s story

  • 0:16:24 – The development of KoDP

  • 0:25:32 – Sales and target audience

  • 0:28:50 – Why go indie?

  • 0:37:38 – A Sharp: David’s company

  • 0:39:13 – David’s design process

  • 0:49:07 – David’s interests

  • 0:54:20 – Advice for aspiring designers

Episode #41: Paradox Games, Poker and AI

Episode #41: Paradox Games, Poker and AI

 

Contact Information

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

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:15 – Europa Universalis 4 and Hearts of Iron 3

  • 0:07:30 – The problem with automation

  • 0:14:29 – UI in Paradox games

  • 0:27:50 – Poker

  • 0:42:05 – The problems with poker

  • 0:52:22 – Poker and money

  • 0:58:41 – At the Gates – Map Objects

  • 1:05:45 – At the Gates – AI

  • 1:13:36 – Dirk’s brief project update

Episode #40: Multiplayer

Episode #40: Multiplayer

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

  • 0:01:27 – Why talk about multiplayer?

  • 0:03:43 – Multiplayer design vs single player design

  • 0:09:08 – Different multiplayer modes

  • 0:21:10 – Asynchronous multiplayer

  • 0:27:42 – Multiplayer-only games

  • 0:40:53 – E-Sports

  • 0:43:32 – Cheating

  • 0:54:43 – The value of multiplayer
Episode #39: Skyward Collapse, AI and Business. With Chris Park

Episode #39: Skyward Collapse, AI and Business. With Chris Park

 

Contact Information

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

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

Chris Park – @ArcenGames, www.ArcenGames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:45 – How Chris became a designer

  • 0:02:04 – Skyward Collapse

  • 0:21:10 – Coming up with new game ideas

  • 0:26:00 – The role and importance of AI

  • 0:39:55 – Learning strategy games

  • 0:50:10 – The role of art

  • 0:56:07 – Chris’ design process

  • 1:04:00 – The business of indie strategy games

  • 1:13:00 – The future of Arcen