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Lead Game and Narrative Designer specializing in features, narrative and overall user experience. Notable employers include EA, Planet Moon Studios, Zynga and Telltale Games.

 

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Posted by Matt Allmer on Fri, 10 Jul 2009 05:00:00 EDT in Design
A detailed look at the focus of Bioware's recent iPhone game.


Posted by Matt Allmer on Fri, 08 May 2009 04:55:00 EDT in Design
Gamasutra's first ballad.


Posted by Matt Allmer on Wed, 06 May 2009 05:00:00 EDT in
In light of Apple's new exec-level employees, the question is posed: What would it take for Apple to become a leading force in the gaming industry? Fantasy scenarios examined.


Posted by Matt Allmer on Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:59:00 EDT in Art
A follow-up to Hiroshi Matsuyama and Seiji Shimoda's GDC '09 talk on the cinematic art of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. Why one of the next steps in game visuals is cheating like a grade school bullyand getting away with it.


Posted by Matt Allmer on Tue, 07 Apr 2009 11:59:00 EDT in
In light of Heather Chaplin's GDC rant, I think it's about that time we re-examine the words "game" and "play" since no other entertainment media revolves around these two terms. Doing so might place a different perspective on Ms. Chaplin's claims.



Matt Allmer's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/18/2015 - 01:18]

Ah memories r n r ...

Ah memories r n r nhttp://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/132341/the 13 basic principles of .php r n r nI 've since reorganized them to 7. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. They are words to live by.

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2014 - 04:04]

Actually, it 's about fighting ...

Actually, it 's about fighting over a popular hashtag.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2014 - 12:55]

I hope Gamasutra picks up ...

I hope Gamasutra picks up where this blog leaves off. I 'd love to know the percentage of undelivered projects that are likely, less likely or uncertain to be delivered. I imagine it would resemble the right half of the pie.

Comment In: [News - 01/27/2014 - 06:07]

Candy and Saga get ALL ...

Candy and Saga get ALL the attention. C 'mon Crush , let 's go. We don 't need them.

Comment In: [News - 01/20/2014 - 03:34]

It is. So let 's ...

It is. So let 's hurry this along and all rename our games to end in Saga .

Comment In: [Blog - 10/06/2013 - 09:01]

Telltale 's Walking Dead empowers ...

Telltale 's Walking Dead empowers the player with meaningful choice. You feel like you have real influence on the characters ' outcomes, which is very very true. I haven 't played Journey yet, but for me, empowerment isn 't a 100 positive experience. You must face adversity, get knocked down ...