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Chris Dunson's Blog


I find myself split between the creative need to program games and the simple urge to excel in competetive gaming. I'm a programmer, producer, designer and publicist for Berathen Games. While also managing my social life I somehow find the time to study programming and game design. I'm a new indie game developer with a couple projects under my belt with something rather big on the way.
PS: Despite the under my belt comment I am still talking about games. 

I consider myself to be incredibly optimistic, lethargic, and quite analytic. While my previous projects are efforts to learn how to use the tools around me, my newest project will be displaying what I find interesting about RPG games. It's all about being submerged inside the game's world.


Member Blogs

Posted by Chris Dunson on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:04:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
When you start up some games for the first time you have a very important decision to make (once you've passed the loading screens and company logos). What difficulty to play on?

Posted by Chris Dunson on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:37:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
What kind of gameplay makes for long playing sessions? Perhaps your first thoughts go to grinding in an RPG? Or perhaps you're thinking of online ranked matches in your favorite shooter?

Posted by Chris Dunson on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:50:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
A short look at some of Nintendo's titles as we consider Nintendo and 'rehashing'.

Posted by Chris Dunson on Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:58:00 EDT in
As a very nice tie-in for the movie, the folks at Disney have provided a flash game promoting the new movie Wreck It Ralph coming out November 2nd.

Posted by Chris Dunson on Mon, 07 May 2012 07:51:00 EDT in
A writing technique to facilitate story writing.

Posted by Chris Dunson on Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:50:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Ranting about grinding in video games and how it effects the level of fun.

Chris Dunson's Comments

Comment In: [News - 03/07/2014 - 01:27]

So awesome. I will definitely ...

So awesome. I will definitely buy this game the second it 's available in Australia 's eStore.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/13/2013 - 01:04]

I have a hard time ...

I have a hard time thinking of Final Fantasy X as an easy game. This is probably due to how incredibly under leveled I was in the game. I really enjoy boss fights in RPGs and do my best to not be over leveled and thus I generally run away ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/27/2013 - 07:47]

Glenn Sturgeon: So you play ...

Glenn Sturgeon: So you play a game for months and then refuse to throw the developer a couple of bucks r n r nI see this so much and just don 't understand it. Chocolate Tycoon is a game I love to bits and pieces. I have purchased the game ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/14/2013 - 10:03]

Very informative post mortem. It ...

Very informative post mortem. It 's a shame Ouya isn 't doing as well as a lot of us were hoping, but I 'm glad you guys aren 't letting it get you down. I also follow Emmy Jonassen s blog and find it incredibly insightful. I wish you all ...

Comment In: [News - 10/15/2013 - 12:40]

I hear you good sir. ...

I hear you good sir. Fire Emblem Awakening was far more enjoyable than I expected it to be. I still need to get Luigi 's Mansion, but I 'm currently preoccupied with Poke 'mon Y. r n r nI also plan on picking up Super Mario 3D World, but I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/11/2013 - 02:08]

I personally don 't consider ...

I personally don 't consider things like Farmville to be games. Anything that says I can 't play without waiting or paying is not going to hold my interest. My favorite free game is easily Chocolate Tycoon. It 's just a fun game and I can ply it all I ...