Indie Lessons: Blue Fang Games
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Indie Lessons: Blue Fang Games

Every project, team, and organization I’ve worked on, with, or for has taught me one indie lesson or another. This video highlights three lessons I…

Rise of Tribes: The Path to a Better Game
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Rise of Tribes: The Path to a Better Game

A little over a year ago I had an idea for an action selection mechanic using a queue of dice and designed a prehistoric civilization…

The Long Winding Journey of Whistle Stop
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The Long Winding Journey of Whistle Stop

A couple weeks ago, Bezier Games, finally announced the publication of my game, Whistle Stop, a tile-laying, pick-up-and-deliver train game, which will be released at…

Indie Lessons: Tabula Digita
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Indie Lessons: Tabula Digita

Every project, team, and organization I’ve worked on, with, or for has taught me one indie lesson or another. This video highlights three lessons I…

Indie Lessons: Mind Control Software
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Indie Lessons: Mind Control Software

Every project, team, and organization I’ve worked on, with, or for has taught me one indie lesson or another. This video highlights three lessons I…

Ten Things I Learned in my First Five Years as a Game Designer
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Ten Things I Learned in my First Five Years as a Game Designer

1)Know your style
 I like to play all kinds of games: party games, strategy games, family games, card games, etc. But that doesn’t make me…

The Magicians’ Assistant – Mental Models in Game Design
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The Magicians’ Assistant – Mental Models in Game Design

Seth Johnson is one fantastic designer who is particularly strong at understanding theme and the game journey of the player. Seth has been around the…

The Game in the Museum
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The Game in the Museum

Ok, I must confess I love to buy games. I especially enjoy buying the unexpected game in the unexpected place. Almost twenty years ago, I…

So You Want to Review Games…
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So You Want to Review Games…

So you want to review games. You want to be heard and bring your voice to the internets. Here is a basic overview of how…

IS “REBOOT” ALIVE IN BOARD GAME DESIGNS?
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IS “REBOOT” ALIVE IN BOARD GAME DESIGNS?

Currently in Television programing the “buzz word” is “Reboot”. The recent airing of a remake of the 1977 9 Emmy winning Roots by Executive Producer…

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