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Katharine Neil's Blog   Expert Blogs


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 - 08/22/2011 - 02:23]

It's good to see these ...

It's good to see these issues are being raised and debated. I agree, there should be panel about it next year. But I hope someone pointed out that there was a panel on the issues facing women working in the game industry which I chaired at Free Play in 2004, ...

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

I'm just glad I'm an ...

I'm just glad I'm an air hostess. I don't understand why people can't just get along. Sounds like some of you boys need a cupcake

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

I bet you're just bitter ...

I bet you're just bitter because of your low scoring bank balance. Jeez, nobody likes a sore loser... Life is a game, and there are winners and losers. If only poor people had more motivation to better their lot - like the possibility of badges and points on a leaderboard ...