Episode #49: How to Teach Games

 

Contact Information

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

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:16 – Tabletop video tutorials

  • 0:10:34 – What is the designer’s goal?

  • 0:14:14 – Throw-away demo games

  • 0:18:41 – Pre-made learning setups

  • 0:24:54 – Teaching techniques in digital games

  • 0:30:51 – Contextual help in At the Gates

  • 0:44:00 – When is it okay to not teach?

  • 0:48:35 – Lesson pacing

 

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