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Neils wrote In Play, co-wrote Game Addiction, and has taught psychology, media theory, and ethics at DigiPen. He likes libraries. 


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Posted by Neils Clark on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:24:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Social/Online
Designing to encourage balanced sessions.

Posted by Neils Clark on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:22:00 EDT in Design
What flow theory is, where it's problematic.

Posted by Neils Clark on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:07:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
J.R.R. Tolkien on why we need, and love, escape.

Posted by Neils Clark on Sat, 08 Feb 2014 07:36:00 EST in Design
The co-author of Game Addiction explores The Ding, B.F. Skinner, and the line between radical behaviorism and fun. An excerpt from his forthcoming In Play (hence the mentions of book).

Posted by Neils Clark on Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:30:00 EST in Design
Clark gives us a short, humorous look at defining the word "game," posted in response to Raph's recent "How I Analyze a Game"

Neils Clark's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 11/12/2015 - 12:20]

Twine was my turning point, ...

Twine was my turning point, for being able to sit down and code in different languages. r n r nThere 's something about fully grasping a system for complex backend stuff that 's extremely informative let alone satisfying on academic and creative levels.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/14/2015 - 02:53]

What are the biggest, most ...

What are the biggest, most worrisome misconceptions we get by conflating internet addiction disorder with GAD, IGD, or whatever we 're calling problematic gaming

Comment In: [Blog - 04/17/2015 - 02:06]

I 'm biased, but I ...

I 'm biased, but I think you 've put to words an important piece of game development history.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/15/2015 - 02:28]

Being either a kept artist ...

Being either a kept artist or occupying the folks ' place might be good, for some, but I never liked either. Both came with emotionally unhealthy stuff, neither offered a good place to create. That s just me. But it wasn 't fully clear until after those were done. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/06/2014 - 05:07]

Thanks On Faerie Stories is ...

Thanks On Faerie Stories is definitely a recommended read for anyone interested in the nature of immersion. Tolkien is talking about the elves, but if you read between the lines it 's a really timeless piece.

Comment In: [News - 03/06/2014 - 10:54]

I enjoy the pacing, though ...

I enjoy the pacing, though definitely see the conundrum. r n r nI had this really wonderful moment where I 'd forgotten about it, and suddenly felt really worried that the fire might have gone out. r n r nBut was ultimately delighted at what had happened instead.