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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Week 192

Last week was the last week we had to fin­ish the Rip­ple Effect pilot. As I write this, the game’s been run­ning for lit­tle over a day and has just under two weeks left before end­ing. So we man­aged to get it out the door. The process con­sist­ed of an accel­er­at­ed playthrough with the team […]

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Designing Gamification in Paris

Tomor­row I’ll be off to Paris for the Design­ing Gam­i­fi­ca­tion work­shop at this year’s ACM SIGCHI event. I’m look­ing for­ward to con­tribut­ing our expe­ri­ence as prac­ti­tion­ers mak­ing games to the work­shop. We think that it would be fan­tas­tic if efforts at gam­i­fi­ca­tion were led by actu­al game design­ers. I also hope that this (along with […]

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Week 191

Last week was the penul­ti­mate pro­duc­tion week for KAIGARA dur­ing which I was present at the Utrecht stu­dio for three days for the very essen­tial face­time that can­not be replaced by Apple’s Face­Time even though it does come close. Tues­day was a full day of work with the entire team at the Hub­bub stu­dio helmed […]

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Q&A with Studio Papaver about their collective intelligence game for population shrinkage

Anne and Zineb of Stu­dio Papaver got in touch with me towards the end of last year, ask­ing if I would advise them on a project they were start­ing at the Stu­dio for Unso­licit­ed Archi­tec­ture. They were work­ing on the prob­lem of pop­u­la­tion shrink­age, and they were think­ing of mak­ing a game. Archi­tects mak­ing games—as […]

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Playtest our game, play some boardgames

Do you love some good old team­work in your game? Hub­bub is work­ing on a new coop­er­a­tive mul­ti­play­er game and we’re look­ing for playtesters. Come to our upcom­ing test ses­sion at the Sub­cul­tures game night in the Dutch Game Gar­den, this Thurs­day, April 18, between 18:00 and 21:00. Not only can you play our game, […]

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Week 190

Hav­ing launched Vic­to­ry Boo­gie Woo­gie just before the week­end it’s only nat­ur­al we had to do a few quick fix­es on Mon­day, the first prop­er day of the game. I sat down with Niels to review his nar­ra­tive design for KAIGARA. He’s doing a great job of adding “just enough” theme to what is oth­er­wise […]

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Week 189

Last week we were busy launch­ing (your dai­ly) Vic­to­ry Boo­gie Woo­gie. Fre­net­ic writ­ing has already com­menced over there. You can join in it, if you write Dutch or you can start read­ing the first week’s results. In hon­or of Vic­to­ry Boo­gie Woogie’s launch @james­bri­dle wrote a love­ly piece about lit­er­a­ture and play: bit.ly/XZNfST (in Dutch)— […]

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Introducing Victory Boogie Woogie

We’ve been writ­ing about project SAKE here since June last year. A while back it was unveiled to be (Your Dai­ly) Vic­to­ry Boo­gie Woo­gie, an online col­lab­o­ra­tive writ­ing game we’ve made togeth­er with De Gids. Next week on Mon­day, the game will start. So I thought I’d take the time to tell you a bit […]

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Week 188

Belat­ed wee­knotes! I blame the long East­er week­end, and the switch to day­light sav­ing time. Let’s keep it short shall we? Alper spent most of the week hack­ing away at KAIGARA, which is shap­ing up nice­ly. He also put some fin­ish­ing touch­es on SAKE, which is going to kick off next week! Sign up for […]

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