Live from Barsaive: Episode 20

Orange D20

Special Ludum Dare episode! We’re taking a one-episode break from talking about Earthdawn, to discuss our experience of participating in the Ludum Dare 39 game jam. You can download our print-n-play tabletop game, “You Can’t Handle the Tentacles” from this page. Episode Highlights: Rachel is tired and loopy this time …

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Postmortem: Fun With Asthma

Well, here we are, at the end of my One Game a Month challenge. Once per month, for twelve months in a row, I have managed to finish a game. Looking back on it, I’d say some were good and some were…errr…less good. Not a single one is half as …

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Postmortem: Hero Stomp (Ludum Dare 33)

Ludum Dare 33 was a ton of fun! (Actually, it’s not over yet because now that I’m semi-rested, I am starting to play some games that other people made.) You can play “Hero Stomp” from the Ludum Dare website or from this site’s “Experimental Games” section. I had a few …

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Game Jam Prep Tips

With Ludum Dare just a few days away, I thought it would be a good idea to post some ideas about how to prepare for a game jam. So in no particular order, here they are: Read this book: “Game Jam Survival Guide”, by Christer Kaitila. It’s a quick read, …

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Postmortem: Journey to the Center of the Sun

I had a lot of fun making “Journey to the Center of the Sun.” The current theme is “Solar”. For some reason, that made me think of a guy hopping into a rocket and flying it into the sun. Because of this strange concept, I decided that some weird, …

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I Love/Hate Side Projects (and so should you)

Journey to the Center of the Sun

Side projects—they’re my best friends and worst enemies. Side projects give me opportunity to experiment, to explore, and to remember why I wanted to write games in the first place. They let me play around with wacky dialog and bizarre art styles without ever giving a second thought to whether …

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