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Working on Eidolon—a narrative exploration game set in a massive, post-human Western Washington—at the recently founded Ice Water Games.

 

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Posted by Kevin Maxon on Fri, 18 Oct 2013 04:46:00 EDT in Design
All games are stories, specific kinds of stories which generate their events largely through rules rather than written descriptions. Aesthetic theory helps us understand why this might be true: not only are all games stories, but all stories are games.



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Comment In: [Blog - 04/26/2014 - 03:58]

I 'm young myself, but ...

I 'm young myself, but maybe just barely experienced enough to be able to respond to this. When I started out 5 years ago, I first made a few dozen small, experimental games, following the advice given in articles like this. About 1.5 years ago, I jumped into my first ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/14/2014 - 09:50]

Thank you for sharing. I ...

Thank you for sharing. I don 't have much to say other than that this seems very honest and vulnerable and I really appreciated being able to read it.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2014 - 02:57]

I don 't accept the ...

I don 't accept the assumption that leveling is a side-effect of playing WoW. Much of the enjoyment of playing WoW comes from the feeling of a job well done, of getting something you worked for in a way that feels much more fair than the real world. This is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/12/2014 - 12:44]

College is a real disappointment, ...

College is a real disappointment, huh I just graduated myself and am trying to go straight to indie. I had a similar experience torn between the need to work constantly to better myself and the need to relax and enjoy my life as I live it. It 's a legitimate ...

Comment In: [News - 11/18/2013 - 02:46]

Bringing up the race issue ...

Bringing up the race issue should make it obvious why stereotyping a gender is not the same thing as stereotyping a profession like pac-prof . The difference is, gender and race have nothing to do with personality, and there should not be monolithic representations of those sorts of biological traits. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/08/2011 - 03:27]

After having read a few ...

After having read a few of your blogs, I 'm just going to leave this comment here. I don 't feel that it 's worth my time to read and reply to your pieces, partially because I think there are deep flaws with your methodology. It 's also blatantly obvious ...