31 March, 2008
This weekend’s challenge is a bit late because I was at the IMGDC this last weekend. One of the talks I gave was entitled “Learning from Other Media”.
This weekend’s challenge is to share what you have learned from other media.
My talk was about how we can learn from media other than just games and apply the lessons learned to games. Often game developers, especially indies that have “day jobs” that take up a lot of time, get so bogged down that we don’t look at other media. I showed how various media helped me to become a better designer.
So, now it’s your turn. What book really influenced your thinking? Or, what non-entertainment medium, such as architecture, really awakened your curiosity?
The conference was really great. I got to meet a lot of great indie MMO developers in addition to the usual suspects from other conferences. Of course, it’s always great to meet up with people. I was especially lucky to have another wonderful dinner with Richard Bartle, the third one this month! I’m getting spoiled….