Lessons Learned from MMOs

I don’t claim to be the most avid online gamer, there are a lot of games I’ve never played.  There are only so many hours in a day after all.  Still, when I do play various games I try to pay attention to what seems to work and what doesn’t; Continue Reading →

The Ecology Of…

For me, there are two sides to creature creation.  One is the artistic / visual side, or the question of “what does it look like”? Playing around with interesting and exotic ideas for what something might look like is half the fun.  But there’s another side of creature creation, the Continue Reading →

Strange thought

Was pondering game design today and some of the trends in games when an odd thought struck me.  There is a trend in multiplayer games for voice support so players can talk to each other while playing instead of typing.  Ironically, on cell phones which were designed for voice communication Continue Reading →