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Month: May 2017

#168: Emily Care Boss

#168: Emily Care Boss

Description
This week, Dirk and Kathryn welcome veteran game designer Emily Care Boss to the show. Emily has a long history in designing RPG games and making tools available to players to challenge their views and expand their gaming horizons. Some of her games encourage players to examine uncommonly represented topics, such as romance and sexuality.

Emily Care Boss – @emilycare, www.blackgreengame.com
Kathryn Hymes – @chicalashaw, thornygames.com
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:19 – Emily’s background
  • 0:03:25 – Tabletop games and sexuality
  • 0:15:40 – Emily’s catalog
  • 0:25:56 – RPG and game theory
#167: Chelsea Howe and VR

#167: Chelsea Howe and VR

Description
Dirk and David are joined by Owlchemy Labs’ Chelsea Howe to talk about Virtual Rick-Ality and the new frontier of VR. Chelsea’s involvement with VR goes back to her days at EA and she continues to be on the forefront of development for this new platform. Chelsea describes what it’s like to develop and port games for VR and gives Dirk a pop culture lesson on Rick and Morty.

Chelsea Howe – @manojalpa
David Heron – @john_harper, onesevendesign.com
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:14 – VR and Virtual Rick-Ality
  • 0:09:03 – VR 101
  • 0:13:39 – Augmented Reality
  • 0:17:28 – Virtual communities
  • 0:19:35 – New tech and novelty
  • 0:22:21 – Dirk learns about Rick and Morty
#166: John Harper

#166: John Harper

Description
Dirk and Kathryn are joined this week by designer John Harper, the mind behind Blades in the Dark. John’s transition to full-time developer has been helped by his fans that support him via Kickstarter and Patreon – this following allows him to fully concentrate on his multi-disciplinary craft and continue to release free, hackable material.

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com
Kathryn Hymes – @chicalashaw, thornygames.com
John Harper – @john_harper, onesevendesign.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:41 – Blades in the Dark
  • 0:10:51 – Growing in tastes as a designer
  • 0:20:49 – Supporting yourself with indie work
  • 0:27:34 – Game development over several disciplines
  • 0:32:19 – Hackable game designs
  • 0:35:13 – Upcoming designs