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Month: November 2014

Episode #107: Cooperative Gaming with Amy Jo Kim

Episode #107: Cooperative Gaming with Amy Jo Kim

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Amy Jo Kim – @amyjokim, www.shufflebrain.com, www.mvpdesignhacks.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:26 – The cooperative revolution
  • 0:04:35 – Amy Jo’s background
  • 0:13:14 – Zero-sum games
  • 0:23:28 – Mobile and free to play
  • 0:35:48 – Balancing feeling special and teamwork
  • 0:54:43 – Powerful mechanics in co-op
  • 0:57:10 – Steps for a new designer
Episode #106: Micro Games with Chris Handy

Episode #106: Micro Games with Chris Handy

Description

This week it’s a regular-sized show about micro-sized games when designer Chris Handy comes on to talk about his foray into the micro games market.

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Chris Handy – @ChrisHandy, packogame.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:05 – Micro games

  • 0:07:54 – 20 Themes

  • 0:14:10 – Traditional and Euro games

  • 0:16:00 – Mobile and social games

  • 0:30:00 – Trends in micro games

  • 0:35:47 – Business aspects

Episode # 105: Mail Call

Episode # 105: Mail Call

 

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob Daviau are answering questions this week on topics about board game design, publishing, translations, and more!

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:43 – What existing game do you wish you had designed?

  • 0:04:02 – What can Eastern and Western developers learn from each other?

  • 0:09:37 – What game design phrases make you cringe?

  • 0:15:48 – How will designers grow if creators are not from the dominant culture?

  • 0:19:31 – Can you expand on the concept of player empowerment?

  • 0:24:31 – Should I sell my game to a publisher?

  • 0:32:36 – What are some examples of board games with great digital versions?

  • 0:40:45 – How do you find the right artist at the right rate?

  • 0:44:52 – Should I be worried about someone stealing my idea?

  • 0:47:48 – When is the right time to reach out to a big-name developer?

  • 0:50:59 – At what point do you translate your game?

Episode #104: Trading Mission to Mars with Julian Murdoch and Dr. Bruce Geryk

Episode #104: Trading Mission to Mars with Julian Murdoch and Dr. Bruce Geryk

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com

Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson, designer-notes.com, offworldgame.com

Bruce Geryk – @spacerumsfeld, www.wargamespace.com

Julian Murdoch – @GWJRabbit

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:33 – The latest changes in OTC

  • 0:03:44 – Impressions from Bruce and Julian

  • 0:11:31 – Competition and fun

  • 0:21:44 – The wargamer’s perspective

  • 0:27:13 – New influences

  • 0:31:34 – Belter

  • 0:40:38 – Speed and the endgame

  • 0:47:44 – Early access

  • 0:50:39 – Innovative games

  • 1:06:19 – Dates