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Episode #89: Pandemic with Matt Leacock

Episode #89: Pandemic with Matt Leacock

 

Description

Dirk and David are joined by game designer Matt Leacock of Pandemic fame. Cooperative games are the topic of the day as Matt goes through his experiences building on the Pandemic franchise.

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Matt Leacock – www.leacock.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:32 – Matt’s Background

  • 0:06:43 – Gaming with the family

  • 0:11:43 – Pandemic as a brand

  • 0:19:27 – The future of Pandemic

  • 0:30:36 – Playing with power gamers

  • 0:45:45 – Thunderbirds

  • 0:51:19 – Going full time

Episode #26: Puzzle Strike, Becoming a Designer, & More

Episode #26: Puzzle Strike, Becoming a Designer, & More

 

Contact Information

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

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – Puzzle Strike

  • 0:11:25 – Mechanics in Puzzle Strike


  • 0:27:28 – The terrible and wonderful learning curve of Magic


  • 0:41:38 – Pandemic


  • 0:49:40 – ‘Tomorrow’ update

  • 0:52:00 – At the Gates update

  • 1:05:20 – War Stories update

  • 1:14:40 – Road to Enlightenment update

  • 1:17:10 – How to become a designer