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PRACTICE 2014 recap

This year’s PRACTICE, the game design con­fer­ence at NYU Game­cen­ter, was as great as expect­ed. It’s real­ly nice to be sur­round­ed by game design­ers for a cou­ple of days and to be able to dis­cuss game design in detail. As Frank Lantz put it in the intro­duc­tion: “Game design is a sick­ness and the only […]

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Playing with Rules workshop at Lift Conference Geneva 2014

We ran our “Play­ing with Rules” work­shop at Lift Con­fer­ence in Gene­va ear­li­er this year. We’d host­ed it once before at Mozil­la Fes­ti­val and before that it was part of our con­sult­ing reper­toire as an exer­cise for clients. Above is a video of the out­comes we had this time around. In the wee­knotes I link […]

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Video of our Playing with Rules workshop at Mozilla Festival 2013

This Octo­ber Kars and I were in Lon­don (see notes for that week) to do a work­shop titled Play­ing with Rules at Mozil­la Fes­ti­val among many oth­er things. We mod­i­fied an exer­cise we had used pre­vi­ous­ly in a work­shop with Sebas­t­ian Deter­d­ing. The task is to take Parcheesi and mod­i­fy it to address a social […]

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Lessons from Knutepunkt 2013

Recent­ly I trav­eled to Nor­way. Not because they still had snow there, but because Knutepunkt 2013 was in the land of lakes, fjords and good fish. Knutepunkt is an event that is host­ed every year in a dif­fer­ent Nordic coun­try and serves as a get-togeth­­er for the Nordic larp scene, full of talks, work­shops, dis­cus­sions […]

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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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