Gareth Damian Martin

#316 Citizen Sleeper with Gareth Damian Martin

Design Talk


Dirk and David meet with Gareth Damian Martin, creator of In Other Waters and Citizen Sleeper. They discuss Gareth’s design journey, as well as the process of creating Citizen Sleeper. Topics include the use of tabletop mechanics in video games, when to obscure probabilities, using literary prose effectively, and how a game of Citizen Sleeper develops as it’s played.

Episode Outline

0:00 Beginning of Show

0:57 End of Intro

1:10 Gareth’s Background

4:30 In Other Waters

10:47 Keeping Design Clean

15:03 Prose within Games

19:02 Where did Citizen Sleeper Come From

23:03 Citizen Sleeper Mechanics 

33:04 The Late Game

36:06 The VR Realm

39:13 Information UI Design

52:00 Advice for Listeners

54:04 Outro

55:10 End of Show

In this Episode

Gareth Damian Martin - @JumpOvertheAge,
David V. Heron - @davidvheron
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer

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