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Professional voice actor and part-time game developer from the Netherlands, currently living in Berlin. Advisor, and organizer of game jams and other development events. Ex-Dutch Game Garden, part of the A Maze / Berlin team. Twitter: @bekokstover.


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Posted by Sjors Houkes on Fri, 16 May 2014 08:31:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Expanding on Bennett Foddy's 'Why you don't want an online mode in TowerFall', this piece argues that local multiplayer only gaming is a much needed and valuable type of play in its own right, encouraging new social experiences.

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Comment In: [Blog - 05/20/2014 - 03:18]

Hey Sebastian, great read man. ...

Hey Sebastian, great read man. But I do think you 're being tough on yourself. You thought of a lot of steps many developers never consider. Many people never stop to think about the launch, website, contacting press etc. The conclusion sounds right, and we learn a lot from your ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/16/2014 - 08:31]

Exactly my point. I hear ...

Exactly my point. I hear a lot of this, and I fully understand that it 's hard to play together if you are older, have a job and a family, or if you moved away. But it 's not a problem the game should solve for you the general you ...

Comment In: [Feature - 02/25/2009 - 04:10]

How great to see everyone ...

How great to see everyone in the world made such an effort to create great games in a small amount of time. Next time, we'll make sure to get you guys some photos - we had an insane Game Jam in the Dutch location, maybe even the biggest with more ...