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Episode #68: Transparency

Episode #68: Transparency

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign,www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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

Soren Johnson – @SorenJohnson, www.Designer-Notes.com, www.MohawkGames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:24 – What IS Transparency?

  • 0:13:50 – Deckbuilders

  • 0:18:02 – Fog of War

  • 0:26:12 – Dirk’s Games

  • 0:31:15 – Replayability

  • 0:38:18 – Memory

  • 0:45:35 – The Designer’s Preference

  • 0:50:04 – Out of the Park Baseball

  • 1:12:00 – Designing Our Baseball Sim
Episode #53: Mohawks & Martians. With Soren Johnson

Episode #53: Mohawks & Martians. With Soren Johnson

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign,www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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

Soren Johnson – @SorenJohnson, www.Designer-Notes.com, www.MohawkGames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – The story behind Mohawk

  • 0:08:12 – ‘Core’ strategy games

  • 0:14:50 – Kickstarter & Steam Early Access

  • 0:35:44 – Mohawk’s first game: ‘Mars’

  • 0:48:40 – The ups and downs of economic competition

  • 0:54:22 – Real-time VS turn-based

  • 1:02:48 – M.U.L.E.

  • 1:14:50 – The tech behind strategy games

  • 1:22:20 – Past lessons applied

  • 1:27:05 – The first game to make Soren cry