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Episode #128: Listener Mail 5

Episode #128: Listener Mail 5

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob are back to answer more listener questions about budget, toolsets, and more.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:12 – Budget for art and assets

  • 0:06:29 – Marketing and Kickstarter

  • 0:21:18 – Meaningful early game moves

  • 0:40:17 – Toolsets for game development

  • 0:49:13 – Feedback for feedback

 

Episode #116: Buying and Selling with Soren Johnson & Scott Hamden

Episode #116: Buying and Selling with Soren Johnson & Scott Hamden

Description

Soren is back with forum member and early Offworld Trading Company playtester Scott Hamden to talk with Dirk about the current state of the game. Offworld Trading Company is taking form as it prepares for early access on Steam and a wider user base for even more feedback.

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson, designer-notes.com, offworldgame.com, idlethumbs.net/designernotes
Scott Hamden – indczn@gmail.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:22 – Current state of the game

  • 0:03:04 – Scott’s experience with OTC

  • 0:05:38 – Stages of alpha and graphics

  • 0:09:31 – Soren’s involvement in the art process

  • 0:13:59 – Watching the process as a fan

  • 0:20:15 – Tweaking game values

  • 0:34:53 – Buying and selling of stocks

  • 0:42:39 – Multiplayer games

  • 0:48:38 – Feature count

  • 0:57:13 – Playtesters and forum interaction

  • 1:04:19 – Upcoming milestones

Episode #111: Game Design and Education with Erin Hoffman

Episode #111: Game Design and Education with Erin Hoffman

Description

Dirk and David sit down with game designer and writer Erin Hoffman to talk about her extensive background in game design for education,interacting with the users, and some deep talks on the role of art in games.

Contact Information 

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Erin Hoffman – erin@makingwonder.com, @gryphoness

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:17 – Erin’s background

  • 0:01:50 – Umberto Eco and art

  • 0:16:44 – Interfacing with users

  • 0:20:59 – Staying connected

  • 0:28:34 – Designing for kids

  • 0:33:56 – Lessons learned

  • 0:41:05 – Learning styles

  • 0:48:59 – Sense of Wonder