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Month: October 2014

Episode #103: Catching Up

Episode #103: Catching Up

Description

It’s just Dirk and David today as the hosts catch up on each of their own projects. David has made some big changes and moved on to a new company in a new town, and Dirk details all of the different irons he has in the fire.

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:25 – David’s big changes

  • 0:09:35 – Future plans

  • 0:18:05 – Working face to face

  • 0:21:34 – Moving to Boston

  • 0:33:37 – War Stories

  • 0:42:48 – Futbol Strategy

  • 0:55:05 – Tesla vs Edison

  • 0:56:31 – Dirk’s mystery projects

Episode #102: Get Off My Lawn

Episode #102: Get Off My Lawn

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob get together to talk about things that bug them. Whether is the interplay of turns, the depth of a game, or the wine served at a chain restaurant, some things just aren’t fun.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:08 – Rob’s adventures

  • 0:03:03 – First person shooters

  • 0:09:55 – Simultaneous play board games

  • 0:18:58 – Asymmetrical turn lengths

  • 0:23:51 – Light games

  • 0:34:07 – New games in a group setting

  • 0:36:19 – Backing up a turn

  • 0:42:17 – Failure, loading screens, and tutorials

  • 0:54:36 – Staying organized

  • 0:57:04 – The need for persuasion

Episode #102: Get Off My Lawn

Episode #102: Get Off My Lawn

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob get together to talk about things that bug them. Whether is the interplay of turns, the depth of a game, or the wine served at a chain restaurant, some things just aren’t fun.

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:08 – Rob’s adventures

  • 0:03:03 – First person shooters

  • 0:09:55 – Simultaneous play board games

  • 0:18:58 – Asymmetrical turn lengths

  • 0:23:51 – Light games

  • 0:34:07 – New games in a group setting

  • 0:36:19 – Backing up a turn

  • 0:42:17 – Failure, loading screens, and tutorials

  • 0:54:36 – Staying organized

  • 0:57:04 – The need for persuasion

Episode #101: Kvasir Games with Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

Episode #101: Kvasir Games with Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

Description

Dirk and David are joined by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir of Kvasir Games to talk about board and digital game development. Kvasir is a team of developers based in Denmark but pulled together from across Europe to build unique games designed in a game jam-style environment.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir – @kristingud, @Kvasirgames, www.kvasirgames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:30 – The Nordic Game Jam

  • 0:08:38 – Forming Kvasir Games

  • 0:13:22 – Flexible game rules

  • 0:23:43 – Other games and Wanted Igor

  • 0:27:15 – Team talents and resolving conflicts

  • 0:31:31 – Hulder

  • 0:35:17 – Kristín’s day job and freelancing

  • 0:47:45 – Marketing

Episode #100: Failbetter Games and Fallen London with Alexis Kennedy and Liam Welton

Episode #100: Failbetter Games and Fallen London with Alexis Kennedy and Liam Welton

Description

Alexis Kennedy and Liam Welton from Failbetter games join Dirk to talk about their dark games set in the world of Fallen London. With a background that goes from free-to-play web games to more traditional PC games, Failbetter has learned many lessons on design and business on their way to their latest game, Sunless Sea.

 

Contact Information

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

Liam Welton – @LiamWelton, liam@failbettergames.com

Alexis Kennedy – @alexiskennedy, alexis@failbetter.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:26 – Failbetter Games

  • 0:06:24 – The world of Fallen London

  • 0:25:22 – Fallen London development

  • 0:40:18 – Design challenges

  • 0:52:39 – Business models

  • 0:54:31 – Failbetter’s design process

  • 1:01:24 – Future projects