“It’s against the law to stop” – Westworld, Crafting Systems, Designing Games for Non-Gamers

Nothing can stop us, not even good jazz at high volume!

Intro
MN Gamedev Twitter Bot

[02:00] – Westworld as a Video Game
What People Who Make Video Games Think of Westworld – io9

[11:44] – Crafting Systems
Minecraft’s unique crafting system
No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator… – Vox
Little Alchemy
Doodle God
Little Inferno

[27:30] – Designing Games for Non-Gamers
Boom Blox, a Steven Spielberg/EA Game
Operant Conditioning Chamber (aka Skinner Box)
Video Games Are Boring

Steam Greenlight (with Andy and Beth Korth)

Little Gabe, making eyes at Martha.
Little Gabe, making eyes at Martha.

Our interview episodes feature one or more guests to talk about a single topic in-depth, sharing their insights and experiences.

On our first interview episode, it’s a family affair, as Beth and Andy Korth (plus adorable baby Gabe!), join us in the Nice Games Clubhouse to share their experience getting their upcoming game Verdant Skies though the Steam Greenlight process.

Verdant Skies Greenlight page
Skye Storme’s YouTube video on Verdant Skies
Verdant Skies website
@Verdant_Skies

“We In This” – Impostor Syndrome, Games Conferences, VR Development

Holy bolts, our first episode!

[01:58] Impostor Syndrome
Wiki article
International Game Developers Association – Twin Cities
GlitchMN

[22:38] Gaming Events
Oculus Touch controllers
Lone Echo multiplayer
Fingeance demo download
Obduction VR

[55:57] VR Development
“Attack on Titan” VR experiment
Andrew Fladeboe VR
Beach Ball Valley
Intropy Games