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25 March, 2010

It’s the same future we’ve always had…
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 6:00 PM

The big discussion the last several weeks has been about social gaming. A big tipping point was the GDC earlier this week; social games, as personified by Zynga, came to the forefront and became the poster- and whipping-boy for different people in the game industry.

So, are social games the future of the industry? Are good old MMOs done for?

14 March, 2010

Weekend Design Challenge: A lack of egomania
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:37 PM

It’s been a while, so let’s play with a design challenge again.

At the GDC, game design deity Sid Meier said something that caught my attention:

People who play games are egomaniacs. It says on the box you get to control armies, discover new technology, and create entire civilizations. So, right away, you’re an egomaniac.

(Tip of the hat to Spinks for the pointer.)

So, here’s the challenge: can you make a game that isn’t for egomaniacs? What really makes it different?

9 March, 2010

They can’t get me to shut up
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:21 PM

Seriously. Two podcast guest spots and both podcasts run long. Yeah, it’s a coincidence…. ;)

Anyway, listen to me over at Polygamerous Podcast discuss some of the news of the past week and my thoughts on the industry, how to break in to the industry, etc.


7 March, 2010

Back online!
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:36 PM

After having my host switch me to a new server, seems I’m back online. Hooray!

Just in time for the GDC, at least.

3 March, 2010

Hear my lovely voice
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 12:09 AM

I’ve been a bit slack about posting on here. Life’s been busy, including a new bit of contract work. Nothing I can talk about right now, but you know I will when I can. :)

In the mean time, I was a guest on a Podcast View from the Top. Someone blathered on and made their podcast extra long, so they created two different shows for the podcast:

We talk about a lot of topics, read the notes for each show if you’re interested.

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