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Want to make great games? Play great games! This is a short reminder why it is so important.

Play Games!

Eduardo Baraf is a game maker from Mountain View, California. He is married with two boys (5/8) and loves playing games with his family and friends at home. He owns Pencil First Games (Lift Off! Get me off this Planet, The Siblings Trouble, GemPacked Cards) and runs the YouTube channel: Edo’s Game Reviews. Professionally his career spans Video Games, Startups, and VR technology.

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  1. Lewis Pulsipher on February 27, 2017

    This is a common notion, and for many people, it’s true. It depends on how many games you’ve played, and your style(s) of learning. The opposite point of view is, I watch games, I read game rules, I talk with game players, but I rarely play games other than my own early-stage prototypes. My method is much more time-efficient for me. Then again, I’m 66 and have played a lot of games in my life.

    And I’ve known designers who would design more games, if they didn’t enjoy playing other people’s games so much.

    • Eduardo Baraf Author on February 27, 2017

      Fair point. I agree it might not apply to everyone and there is most certainly value in reading, watching, etc.


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