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Month: May 2014

Episode #81: Push and Pull with Nels Anderson

Episode #81: Push and Pull with Nels Anderson

Description

Nels Anderson joins Dirk and David to talk about the concept of “Push and Pull” style games and how it relates to game styles and gamer choice.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Nels Anderson – @Nelsarmensch, www.above49.ca, https://www.idlethumbs.net/terminal7, firewatchgame.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:30 – Push vs Pull

  • 0:14:40 – Push/Pull and player choice

  • 0:29:07 – Tabletop games

  • 0:32:30 – Game responsiveness

  • 0:40:35 – The illusion of choice

  • 0:50:13 – Firewatch

Episode #80: Anticipation and Expectations

Episode #80: Anticipation and Expectations

Description

This week Dirk, David, and Rob go over the process that leads up to experiencing the game. From first hearing about it and finally unboxing it, what matters the most to designers and players? And just how many of our regular panel are old-school D&D nerds? (Hint: all of them.)

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:26 – Early announcements and Seafall

  • 0:11:46 – Expectations and age

  • 0:19:00 – Boxes and graphic design

  • 0:34:32 – Opening the box

  • 0:45:05 – Time to play the game

  • 1:04:30 – Favorite new product memories

Episode #79: Intrinsic or Extrinsic? with Harrison Pink

Episode #79: Intrinsic or Extrinsic? with Harrison Pink

Description

Harrison Pink joins Dirk and David to talk about what motivates both players and developers. Is it the journey, the destination, or the sweet, sweet Steam achievements at the end?

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Harrison Pink – harrisonpink.com, @colonialpink, harrisonpink@gmail.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:58 – Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation

  • 0:09:42 – Telltale Games and extrinsic rewards

  • 0:12:40 – Chocolate covered broccoli

  • 0:31:15 – Authorial intent

  • 0:46:34 – Can design be extrinsic or intrinsic

Episode #78: Streaming and Live Development with Brad Muir

Episode #78: Streaming and Live Development with Brad Muir

Description

Dirk and Soren talk to Double Fine’s Brad Muir about streaming the development process and interacting with fans. Listen in on how to walk the fine line between listening to your fans and still steering the ship while working in an open development environment.

Contact Information

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

Soren Johnson – www.designer-notes.com, www.mohawkgames.com, @sorenjohnson

Brad Muir – @mrmooear, brad@doublefine.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:58 – Streaming at Double Fine

  • 0:10:24 – Civ IV’s early access

  • 0:17:03 – Unexpected benefits

  • 0:31:15 – Other streaming developers

  • 0:37:11 – Kickstarter and fundraising

  • 0:49:31 – What’s next for Double Fine

  • 0:52:30 – Soren’s project