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Creative Director of Important Little Games, an indie educational games studio based out of Chicago.  Currently building 'Codemancer,' a fantasy adventure game where Magic is Programming.

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Expert Blogs

Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:18:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Let's look through a large dataset of game titles and see what we can find...


Posted by Rob Lockhart on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:49:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
When creating proper names for fictional people, places and things in a game (or other creative endeavor), there are some tricks you can use to help your players keep them distinct and organized in their minds.


Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:30:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
Specifics of the successful Kickstarter for Codemancer, a fantasy game that teaches programming. There are lots of numbers and graphs and pretty pictures.


Posted by Rob Lockhart on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:50:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Some observations about magical fiction which I hope will help other game designers to craft the mythologies of their games.


Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:54:00 EDT in Design, Indie
I announce the winner of the Game Design Challenge!


Posted by Rob Lockhart on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:11:00 EDT in Design, Indie
An amazing roster of game designers explain their ideas for games that will occupy space travelers on their journey to Mars. Then you get to vote on your favorite!



Rob Lockhart's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/27/2015 - 03:18]

Yeah, for the Jaguar I ...

Yeah, for the Jaguar I would totally play Football Force 3D Edition Hover Iron Pinball Soccer Soldier World

Comment In: [News - 06/23/2015 - 06:44]

I agree completely that the ...

I agree completely that the game was already educational. My point is that anything added for an 'EDU ' version would most likely make it less effective and not more.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/30/2015 - 01:01]

Another side-effect worth mentioning: People ...

Another side-effect worth mentioning: People who are actively seeking unpopular things to enjoy -- Hipsters -- are becoming increasingly important consumers because we all know it 's hopeless to get on THE CHART. This expands the number of games/art/whatever that caters to the Hipster audience. I make no judgement about ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/24/2015 - 01:43]

Super useful article. Thanks, Rob ...

Super useful article. Thanks, Rob

Comment In: [Blog - 03/30/2015 - 01:30]

Well done You might be ...

Well done You might be interested in my project, Codemancer, where I tried to escape these stereotypes for just the reasons you outline. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbylox/codemancer-a-fantasy-game-that-teaches-the-magic-o/description

Comment In: [Blog - 03/11/2015 - 12:44]

Typo: 'tenants ' should be ...

Typo: 'tenants ' should be 'tenets '