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Tadhg is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are.                                                           


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Posted by Tadhg Kelly on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:57:00 EDT in
In looking at how certain segments of the community react to Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn by accusing them of faking their attacks, I'm minded of birther, truther and other fringe movements that think they have a silent majority on their side.

Posted by Tadhg Kelly on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Off the cuff thoughts on all we saw today.

Posted by Tadhg Kelly on Sun, 23 Mar 2014 06:01:00 EDT in Design
This year I had the honor of giving one of the GDC Microtalks. My talk centered around thauma, the components of game design and the real questions of legitimacy that still trouble the videogame art form. You can read it here.

Posted by Tadhg Kelly on Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:09:00 EST in Design, Indie
Looking back on 2013 and considering the theme of games you're not supposed to play in the classic sense.

Posted by Tadhg Kelly on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:10:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online
I've come to regard Zynga's Mafia Wars as a milestone moment in game design. Here's why.

Posted by Tadhg Kelly on Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:36:00 EST in Design
There's a difference between actually being a game designer, and the aspirational myth of the game designer as monk-artist-literature wunderkind. The former exists, but the latter is a figment of hope.

Tadhg Kelly's Comments

Comment In: [News - 03/25/2015 - 06:04]

But does it really r ...

But does it really r n r nOr is Valve successful in spite of itself

Comment In: [News - 02/24/2015 - 12:11]

It 's depressing that this ...

It 's depressing that this even needs to be said, but Meggan says it very well.

Comment In: [News - 02/16/2015 - 12:07]

I agree. Oddly lowballed. ...

I agree. Oddly lowballed.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/09/2015 - 02:28]

What do you think you ...

What do you think you 'll do next Greg

Comment In: [News - 12/11/2014 - 05:23]

All of the above ...

All of the above

Comment In: [News - 11/03/2014 - 08:20]

For reference the above remarks ...

For reference the above remarks were part of a much larger talk about a game design method which I call raw game design , and in particular a discussion on effective strategies to begin. I 'll post the material from the talk soon, including the notes, which should provide a ...