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Episode 18 - Prototyping & Iterating

This month we cover one of the most important skills for a game designer: how to prototype and iterate on your game ideas! We discuss tips for getting something playable at fast as possible, how to run effective playtests, and why killing your darlings doesn't have to be painful, before capping things off by sharing some of the best tools for tracking your game's development.

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Header image from an early prototype of Asterogue by Real Human Games

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Episode 17 - Voices of Game Design

We're doing something a little different this month! Instead of tackling a topic ourselves, we've invited ten of our favorite designers onto the podcast to share their personal game design processes and philosophies. Whether you're interested in mobile games, VR, tabletop games, narrative design, escape rooms, or just listening to talented people share their secrets, you're not going to want to miss this one!

Huge thanks to all of our guests for taking the time to share their thoughts. You can find them online at:

Jonathan Ying - Tabletop game designer (4:35)
Kyle Pulver - Retro-awesome action game designer (10:57)
Laura E Hall - Escape room and live experience designer (15:20)
Owen Harris - VR and experimental game designer (24:25)
Pat Kemp - Mobile and console game designer (28:20)
Alexei Othenin-Girard - Game designer and educator (32:25)
Jacob Burgess - Narrative designer and voice actor (38:50)
Sig Gunnarsson - Digital-tabletop hybrid game designer (43:00)

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Episode 16 - Reading List 2: Everything Old is Good Again

This month we go back to the reading list as we analyze 3 recent releases that have managed to breathe new life into their long-running franchises. Did 2016's Doom revitalize the stale first-person shooter genre? How does Resident Evil 7's first-person perspective reflect the series' pre-rendered roots? Is Breath of the Wild the best Zelda game since the original? Will we actually answer these questions, or will we just rant about how much we love these games for an hour? You'll have to listen to find out!

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Header image from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo

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