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Episode: #122: Feedback

Episode: #122: Feedback

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob talk about all of the primary forms of feedback that developers have at their disposal. Reviews can be educational, helpful, or downright depressing. Playtesters can offer amazing insight or unwanted suggestions. Listen in to find out how to balance the good with the bad.

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:17 – Feedback and reviews

  • 0:15:57 – The context of reviews

  • 0:21:39 – Previous game reviews

  • 0:27:35 – Guided recommendations

  • 0:33:06 – Feedback from playtesters

  • 0:47:00 – What makes a good playtester

Episode #101: Kvasir Games with Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

Episode #101: Kvasir Games with Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

Description

Dirk and David are joined by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir of Kvasir Games to talk about board and digital game development. Kvasir is a team of developers based in Denmark but pulled together from across Europe to build unique games designed in a game jam-style environment.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir – @kristingud, @Kvasirgames, www.kvasirgames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:30 – The Nordic Game Jam

  • 0:08:38 – Forming Kvasir Games

  • 0:13:22 – Flexible game rules

  • 0:23:43 – Other games and Wanted Igor

  • 0:27:15 – Team talents and resolving conflicts

  • 0:31:31 – Hulder

  • 0:35:17 – Kristín’s day job and freelancing

  • 0:47:45 – Marketing

Episode #98: On Writing… Video Games with Harrison Pink

Episode #98: On Writing… Video Games with Harrison Pink

Description

The title of “writer” can span from creating conceptual direction to creating dozens of iterations of the same lines of character dialog. Guest developer Harrison Pink joins Dirk and David to talk about the role in the gaming world.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Harrison Pink – @colonialpink, harrisonpink@gmail.com, blog.harrisonpink.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:55 – The role of a writer

  • 0:14:54 – Expectations of game writers

  • 0:26:29 – Writing for tabletop

  • 0:37:56 – Writing a pitch

  • 0:47:20 – Writers and marketing

  • 0:52:58 – Board games

Episode #79: Intrinsic or Extrinsic? with Harrison Pink

Episode #79: Intrinsic or Extrinsic? with Harrison Pink

Description

Harrison Pink joins Dirk and David to talk about what motivates both players and developers. Is it the journey, the destination, or the sweet, sweet Steam achievements at the end?

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Harrison Pink – harrisonpink.com, @colonialpink, harrisonpink@gmail.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:58 – Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation

  • 0:09:42 – Telltale Games and extrinsic rewards

  • 0:12:40 – Chocolate covered broccoli

  • 0:31:15 – Authorial intent

  • 0:46:34 – Can design be extrinsic or intrinsic