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Month: July 2014

Episode #90: A Trip Down Memory Lane with Harrison Pink

Episode #90: A Trip Down Memory Lane with Harrison Pink

 

Description

Dirk, David, and Harrison Pink get together to reminisce about the games that they enjoyed in their youth. Check out the extensive list below – how many did you play?

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:37 – Monopoly

  • 0:08:56 – The Game of Life

  • 0:13:18 – Risk

  • 0:23:11 – Crazy Eights

  • 0:26:03 – Clue

  • 0:30:14 – Scotland Yard

  • 0:35:40 – Mastermind

  • 0:39:25 – Mousetrap

  • 0:41:50 – Fireball Island

  • 0:47:27 – Dark Tower

  • 0:48:54 – Trivial Pursuit

  • 0:52:24 – King’s Quest

  • 0:59:19 – Ultima Online

Episode #89: Pandemic with Matt Leacock

Episode #89: Pandemic with Matt Leacock

 

Description

Dirk and David are joined by game designer Matt Leacock of Pandemic fame. Cooperative games are the topic of the day as Matt goes through his experiences building on the Pandemic franchise.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Matt Leacock – www.leacock.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:32 – Matt’s Background

  • 0:06:43 – Gaming with the family

  • 0:11:43 – Pandemic as a brand

  • 0:19:27 – The future of Pandemic

  • 0:30:36 – Playing with power gamers

  • 0:45:45 – Thunderbirds

  • 0:51:19 – Going full time

Episode #88: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Episode #88: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

 

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob get together to talk about information. What are the advantages and disadvantages of perfect information games? How much is “enough” for each player to know? And how does Monopoly cause fist fights?

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:53 – Fog of war and limited information

  • 0:05:31 – Information and scoring

  • 0:14:23 – Game length

  • 0:33:07 – Seafall

  • 0:37:40 – Good examples of hidden information

  • 0:45:50 – War Stories
Episode #87: Working on the Pile

Episode #87: Working on the Pile

Description

Dirk and David take a brief respite from interviewing developers to talk about the games they’ve been playing. An extensive discussion on Europa Universalis IV eventually morphs into why people are fascinated by trains.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:01 – Europa Universalis IV

  • 0:33:04 – Empire Builder

  • 0:41:13 – Trains!

Episode #86: Choice of Games with Dan Fabulich

Episode #86: Choice of Games with Dan Fabulich

 

Description

Dan Fabulich from Choice Of Games joins Dirk and David to talk about the interactive fiction genre and the process of choosing an adventure that may or may not be your own.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Dan Fabulich – @choiceofgames, dan@choiceofgames.com, www.choiceofgames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:31 – Choice of Games

  • 0:01:43 – Interactive Fiction

  • 0:05:58 – UI

  • 0:23:30 – Gender and Choice

  • 0:31:37 – Best Practices

  • 0:42:57 – Other IF Developers

  • 0:46:26 – Branded Properties

  • 0:54:20 – Making choices matter

 

Choice of Games

http://www.choiceofgames.com/

Inkle Games

http://www.inklestudios.com/blog/

A Dark Room

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a-dark-room/id736683061?mt=8

Device 6

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/device-6/id680366065?mt=8

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SF Bay Area Interactive Fiction Group

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