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Month: June 2016

Episode #148: More Listener Mail

Episode #148: More Listener Mail

Description
Dirk, David, and Rob are back to answer more of your questions. How viable is it to break into the market and make a decent salary? Is high-quality art worth it? And just how do you get cards printed?

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau – @RobDaviau, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:41 – Games that use memory as a resource
  • 0:14:04 – How to print cards and prototypes
  • 0:25:39 – Art and artists
  • 0:37:43 – Hobby market vs mass market
  • 0:56:31 – The value of IP
Episode #147: Black Straw Games

Episode #147: Black Straw Games

Description
Dirk and David welcome designer Sarah Graybill of Black Straw Games to the show to talk about their unique brand of games. Black Straw have developed a collection of abstract and family friendly games while also working to foster the game development community.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Sarah Graybill – @blackstrawgames, blackstrawgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:58 – Black Straw Games
  • 0:04:30 – Abstract games
  • 0:11:37 – Rocket Squad
  • 0:15:32 – Publishers
  • 0:18:17 – The design process
  • 0:22:55 – Oolong
  • 0:28:41 – Community development
  • 0:36:59 – Goals for the company
  • 0:44:27 – Oblique