Tag Archives: game design

The Discipline of Indie Development

Now that I’ve gotten my expenses reduced, it’s time to focus on my income. I’m transforming Junior, my urban stealth RV, into a posh pod apartment for festival rentals to cover my basic needs. This buys me the financial breathing … Continue reading

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Game Design Retrospective

In 2010 I quit my corporate job to become a indie game designer. Before The Great House Remodel ate my life, I managed to get two games in the Apple iOS App Store. I haven’t worked on a game full … Continue reading

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The Ghost in the Shell

I think I want to make a Pico8 game about Georgian Land Value Taxation.

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Game Magic

After hearing this fascinating interview on Expanding Mind, I ordered a copy of Game Magic, and am investigating Arcana, described as Minecraft for ritual. Dr. Jeff Howard, a professor teaching game design, uses his extensive knowledge of historical systems of … Continue reading

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The Care Bear Stare

In a discussion of intention mismatch in game design,the author lists, as an example, “an artist who loves the work of H.R. Giger, forced to develop a new game featuring the Care Bears.” I’m deeply grateful to Jonathan Leistiko for … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Gaming

It’s been over ten years since I’ve done this.¬† Burned my eyes out on the screen.¬† Gotten so angry that I had to eat or pee that I had to restrain myself from physical violence.¬†Noticed with unfocused disbelief that that … Continue reading

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Eating the Rich

I’m reading Sacred Economics, and generally thinking about how fucked up our economic system is and how to fix it. Naturally, around those times, I think about eating the rich. I decided to mock up a little Game Egg in … Continue reading

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