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Former console game developer, more recently independent. Son, I've worked on more shitty licensed titles than you've had hot dinners.


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Posted by Katharine Neil on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:22:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Some thoughts on how game design practice has been shaped by business, technology and culture.

Posted by Katharine Neil on Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:59:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Programming, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Alone in the Park is a hybrid-text adventure with a form and tone that some people don't expect. Here I outline some of the reasons for my design and writing decisions, some of which may be unexpected in and of themselves.

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Comment In: [News - 10/22/2012 - 04:08]

Are these new employees actual ...

Are these new employees actual employees or are the development staff still independent contractors

Comment In: [Blog - 08/10/2012 - 04:30]

These working conditions aren 't ...

These working conditions aren 't inevitable - at least they shouldn 't be. I can see the best of intentions here, but I can 't help but feel that us sharing strategies on how to make our lives fit around poor working conditions implies tacit acceptance of the status quo ...

Comment In: [News - 07/09/2012 - 12:58]

theorists should try actually reading ...

theorists should try actually reading the theory that is already out there r n r nWell put. I get the impression that many people want to have it both ways - they want to be able to safely write off and ignore past theoretical work as too academic while blithely ...

Comment In: [News - 08/23/2011 - 03:56]

Sorry, but I can't see ...

Sorry, but I can't see either of you getting laid from this. Sorry.

Comment In: [News - 08/22/2011 - 02:23]

In defence of Adam: I ...

In defence of Adam: I don't know much about what goes on in comp sci departments these days but I do know what goes on inside game development studios, having worked in several. Dave, you're right that the overt, public moments of women-bashing are indeed rare. What isn't so rare ...

Comment In: [News - 08/11/2011 - 10:22]

My comment was absolutely serious. ...

My comment was absolutely serious. In fact, all my comments on gama are a conscious profile-building exercise with a view to setting myself up as an expert industry commentator and gamification consultant.