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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Three Perspectives on Serious Games

At the end of last year I was invit­ed to give a talk at Cre­ative Morn­ings Utrecht on the theme “edu­ca­tion”. I fig­ured it would be a nice oppor­tu­ni­ty to share the things I’ve learned over the past 5+ years of prac­tic­ing applied game design. I tried to con­nect a wide range of sources with […]

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Week 296

I was in the Nether­lands last week to fin­ish the first beta of SHACHI. The three of us (Kars, myself and Hedge­field) went to the Air­borne Muse­um in Oost­er­beek on Wednes­day to playtest it. Playtests are absolute­ly essen­tial to val­i­date both for us and our clients that what we are doing is going in the […]

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Week 295

The vast major­i­ty of our time this week was spent on SHACHI. I draft­ed copy, Alper did soft­ware devel­op­ment and Tim worked on art­work. Next week we’ll playtest the first beta. I what time remained, I did the odd bits of design direc­tion on BANKEN, which has tran­si­tioned into pro­duc­tion. As a result my role […]

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Week 294

Here are some brief (belat­ed) notes on last week. Project SHACHI saw good progress. I pinned down the game design for the first beta in a bunch of screen sketch­es on index cards and some state mod­els on white­board. Alper con­tin­ued to do soft­ware devel­op­ment on the pro­to­type in Uni­ty while Tim fur­ther devel­oped the […]

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Week 293

Last week Kars did lots of work on BANKEN cre­at­ing among oth­er things a pro­to­type in Mar­vel of the inter­ac­tive video. Based on pre­lim­i­nary results that seems to be con­sol­i­dat­ing the design for the project. Kars briefed the peo­ple from Hack­ing Habi­tat how they can run our work­shop for­mat Play­ing with Rules at their first […]

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