Checking out Brain It On. You shouldn't invent content to increase gameplay time, you should reinvest in what's already there. Brain It On does a great job at making their one mechanic always fresh and full of discovery. A good game designer always makes the most of what he/she has available. #gamedesigner #gamedesign #gamer #wmif #fun #education
Really excited to be the Experience Designer for Nolan Bushnell and Jason Crawford's new company Modal VR! Check it out at modalvr.com everybody. #gamedesigner #gamer #gamedesign #vr #atari #chuckecheese #wmif
Hey guys, Sparcade was recently launched on iOS. You can bet and win real money by competitively playing games against other players online. I was the lead game designer on a couple of these games. Check it out! SPARCADE.COM #gamedesign #gamedesigner #gamer #pacman #tetris #scrabble #wheeloffortune
Just thought this was funny :)
#sf2 #guile #sonicboom #gamer
Some mechanics have been overexposed, there's so many cool mechanics that have not been used in a long while, and it's not for lack of being fun, but it's not a mechanic that produced a hit recently. I would say overexposure is a lot riskier than trying a new game mechanic, or bringing back an old game mechanic that hasn't been used in a while. Why isn't there a #parappa type mobile game now? Or a wrestling game based on the AKI engine like #nomercy on #n64 ? #fun #design #gamedesigner #gamedesign #education #wmif #sk @saturdayknightswrestling #gamer
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