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John Nelson Rose's Blog

 

I'm a game designer and engineer who loves to tear shit apart. I've had the opportunity to work in many different roles and genres for 13 years, and I got me some opinions. Half of me loves making weird stuff while the other half won't stop philosophizing theoretical game design. 

Honestly I'm just proud of myself for staying loyal to the game industry, even though bae hurts me on the regular. Let's talk rapid prototyping, ideation, player psychology, and the mystique of embarrassing melee kills.

Check out my blog at medium.com/@johnnelsonrose

 

Member Blogs

Posted by John Nelson Rose on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:49:00 EDT in Design
A look at games from the dual processes of bringing order and wreaking chaos.


Posted by John Nelson Rose on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:42:00 EDT in Design
Revival movements in art have a long history, and retro game development can learn a lot from them. Let's consider retro games in the light of two important architectural movements, Neoclassicism and Gothic Revival, and see what shakes loose.


Posted by John Nelson Rose on Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:39:00 EDT in Design
Why exactly does killing work so well in games?


Posted by John Nelson Rose on Thu, 18 Feb 2010 03:08:00 EST in Design
Examining the beauty of games that take place in one focused locale.


Posted by John Nelson Rose on Sun, 22 Mar 2009 05:49:00 EDT in Design
Why don't more games capitalize on the power of the single antagonist? A look at how and why movies can show us a thing or two.



John Nelson Rose's Comments

Comment In: [News - 03/13/2019 - 10:22]

I can 't believe this ...

I can 't believe this is an issue. Ridiculous.


Comment In: [Blog - 10/26/2018 - 10:21]

I disagree: Civ is a ...

I disagree: Civ is a good example of a very complex game, but it 's still accessible enough to learn by playing. The author is right that board games require a lengthy explanation and understanding for all players before they can really begin. Video games, even deep strategy titles, have ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/14/2018 - 09:32]

Couldn 't agree more - ...

Couldn 't agree more - so many reviews leave you with the aftertaste of a bad book report. The more we can encourage critical and analytical thinking in reviews, the more our audiences will hold games responsible for higher levels of design and meaning.

Comment In: [News - 06/18/2018 - 10:03]

PUBG is a game where ...

PUBG is a game where the art has relatively little bearing on the experience, and I would argue that most titles are similar in this way. The effort to make those assets is often a ginormous and unnecessary risk. It s yet another example that games succeed because their gameplay ...

Comment In: [News - 05/04/2018 - 03:36]

And somehow there are professional ...

And somehow there are professional game developers that will continue calling mobile a fad :