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Episode #149: Jellybean Games

Episode #149: Jellybean Games

Description
Dirk brings on guests Peter Hayward and Tania Walker to talk about their work at Jellybean Games. Jellybean places an emphasis on family-friendly games that can still be enjoyed by adults. Peter talks about his role at the company and what prompted him to start in the family game space and Tania shares her experience as an artist and art director.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
Peter Hayward – @PeterHayward
Tania Walker – @TaniaWalker, www.taniawalker.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:34 – Jellybean Games
  • 0:12:22 – Scuttle
  • 0:16:05 – The first Kickstarter
  • 0:19:59 – Dracula’s Feast
  • 0:30:31 – Upcoming games
  • 0:48:23 – Future plans for Jellybean
  • 0:52:28 – Advice for Designers
Episode #145: Seafall, Powering Up, and Listener Mail

Episode #145: Seafall, Powering Up, and Listener Mail

Description
It’s a celebratory show as Dirk, David, and Rob talk about the latest releases from the crew. Rob’s Legacy game Seafall is finally ready for preorder after many years of hard work and Dirk is also pleased to share that his expansion for Tesla vs. Edison – Powering Up – is up on Kickstarter and exceeding his expectations.

Our always-curious listeners have provided yet more questions for the panel, and they delve into a variety of topics on digital game implementations and why Rob wants to be a cardboard screen.

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:32 – Seafall
  • 0:06:30 – Tesla vs. Edison – Powering Up
  • 0:14:39 – Games in both tabletop and digital format
  • 0:20:19 – App first before Kickstarter?
  • 0:34:13 – Turn length on apps and tabletop
  • 0:39:42 – When are you truly a game designer?
  • 0:40:11 – Saltana
  • 0:42:13 – Working with other publishers
  • 0:45:06 – What physical game component do you most identify with?
  • 0:48:49 – Playing a bad game with a good group
  • 0:53:24 – Memory as a resource
Episode #144: Chris Zinsli and Cardboard Edison

Episode #144: Chris Zinsli and Cardboard Edison

Description
Dirk and David are joined by designer and board game community member Chris Zinsli. Chris and his wife Suzanne are the founders of Boardgame Edison, a resource for designers of board games. Their blog and other media have helped countless designers get their ideas into production. They also co-design and publish a slew of their own games that touch on a wide variety of topics.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Chris Zinsli- @cardboardedison, www.cardboardedison.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:18 – Cardboard Edison
  • 0:06:23 – The Process
  • 0:09:58 – Cardboard Edison award-winner “Blood of an Englishman”
  • 0:19:17 – Building the business and publishing
  • 0:25:57 – Tessen
  • 0:33:30 – Dubai
  • 0:40:11 – Saltana
  • 0:42:13 – Working with other publishers
  • 0:45:43 – Co-designing with your spouse
  • 0:49:27 – Pitching to publishers
Episode #125: Stonemaier Games and Scythe with Jamey Stegmaier

Episode #125: Stonemaier Games and Scythe with Jamey Stegmaier

Description

Jamey Stegmaier stops by to talk to Dirk and David about his previous games as well as the upcoming and hotly anticipated Scythe. Scythe’s evocative art and theme have piqued the interest of the boardgaming community. Jamey fills us in on how the game came about and what the players can expect in terms of mechanics and gameplay.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Jamey Stegmaier – http://stonemaiergames.com/, kickstarterlessons.com, @jameystegmaier

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:18 – Making the jump to full-time game designer

  • 0:06:18 – Viticulture

  • 0:14:48 – Kickstarter and content

  • 0:18:09 – Kickstarter and non-US customers

  • 0:21:31 – Treasure chests

  • 0:24:54 – Scythe

  • 0:31:51 – Scythe’s art

  • 0:36:58 – New players and describing actions

  • 0:50:22 – Game length

  • 0:56:27 – Combat in Scythe