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Month: November 2013

Episode #55: Sharing Game Design Ideas

Episode #55: Sharing Game Design Ideas

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

  • 0:00:57 – Tabletop game physicality

  • 0:10:18 – Pitching game design ideas

  • 0:14:20 – Legacy and variable tabletop games

  • 0:17:20 – Riffing off of other ideas

  • 0:24:17 – Licensed games

  • 0:29:15 – Living worlds

  • 0:34:25 – Making magic interesting

  • 0:39:50 – Procedural content

  • 0:45:16 – Design pipe dreams

  • 0:53:30 – Secrecy in game design

Episode #53: Mohawks & Martians. With Soren Johnson

Episode #53: Mohawks & Martians. With Soren Johnson

Contact Information

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

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

Soren Johnson – @SorenJohnson, www.Designer-Notes.com, www.MohawkGames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – The story behind Mohawk

  • 0:08:12 – ‘Core’ strategy games

  • 0:14:50 – Kickstarter & Steam Early Access

  • 0:35:44 – Mohawk’s first game: ‘Mars’

  • 0:48:40 – The ups and downs of economic competition

  • 0:54:22 – Real-time VS turn-based

  • 1:02:48 – M.U.L.E.

  • 1:14:50 – The tech behind strategy games

  • 1:22:20 – Past lessons applied

  • 1:27:05 – The first game to make Soren cry

Episode #52: Meet the TGDRT Crew

Episode #52: Meet the TGDRT Crew

 

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

  • 0:03:57 – Serial VS parallel design

  • 0:13:15 – Life as a designer/producer

  • 0:17:20 – Dirk’s crazy schedule

  • 0:23:40 – Google Docs & Software

  • 0:38:10 – Playtesting

  • 0:45:10 – Building a good team

  • 0:56:24 – How has the podcast changed our hosts?