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Nikhil Murthy's Member Blogs

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:36:00 EDT in Design
Breaking down the components of the cities in Civilization.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:12:00 EST in Design, Indie
Assorted thoughts on Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy including musings on the design, authorship, profundity and toxic masculinity of the game.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:21:00 EST in Design, Indie
I define life-like games as those games that are about life and defend the idea of them.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:42:00 EST in Design, Indie
On what a narrative gap looks like in a systems-driven game, how they can benefit your game and the risks inherent to them.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:17:00 EST in
How the representation of emotion changed in The Quiet Sleep

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:16:00 EST in Design, Indie
The space between the panels is key to comic books. Asking the reader to interpolate between the images to get the full story is an integral part of the medium. This article goes over a parallel technique in video games and why I like it so much.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:24:00 EDT in Design, Indie
How optional goals and tasklists conflict with each other.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:05:00 EDT in Design
We're used to the concept of foreshadowing in narrative media, but the same principles can be applied to game mechanics, as a number of existing games already show. This article breaks down how to use this in your games.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:06:00 EDT in
Breaking down how the 1998 IF Photopia built a feeling of powerlessness.

Posted by Nikhil Murthy on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:48:00 EDT in Design
An interactive article showing how different kinds of pull algorithms work.

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