#256 Listener Questions June 2021

Listener Questions

Series


Kathryn Hymes joins Dirk and David to answer listener questions from our Discord channel. Questions range from practical designer concerns like pitching digital games and community building to more philosophical questions on topics like emergent gameplay and novelty vs structure.

Episode Outline

1:08 Dirk, David, and Kathryn answer a question about emergent gameplay from a designer’s viewpoint

7:45 A discussion on game jams and designing within tight schedules

12:18 A second take on tackling the question of experience-focused design

19:23 Talking about pitching games to video game companies

25:51 The benefits and drawbacks of chat/interaction in game

34:56 Times that the trio experienced the trap of fixing what ain’t broke or trying to be too novel in their approach

41:53 Community building as a new designer, especially during the unique circumstances of a pandemic

In this Episode

David V. Heron - @davidvheron
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer
Kathryn Hymes - @chicalashaw, thornygames.com

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