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True to Design: What I’m Reading

Two Lessons From Team Fortress 2: http://www.psychologyofgames.com/2012/02/two-lessons-from-team-fortress-2/ Gamification Dynamics: Identity and Story: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6736/gamification_dynamics_identity_.php The point of races: http://www.eldergame.com/2012/02/the-point-of-races/ Opinion: Where’s that glorious transmedia future?:  http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39972/Opinion_Wheres_that_glorious_transmedia_future.php Questions to Teach Leadership and Management: http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2012/02/questions-to-teach-leadership-and.html The need to be “unproductive”: http://psychochild.org/?p=1123

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Friday Friends Feature: Kyle R. Knight

Today we look at the awesome work of Kyle R. Knight. An amazing architecture and environmental artist Kyle always wows with his work. I used to love stopping by his desk and checking out his latest creations. Take a moment to treat your eyes here at his website.

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True to Design: What I’m Reading

David Jaffe and the Language of Interactivity:  http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6704/david_jaffe_and_the_language_of_.php Don’t Let the Pebbles Cover the Rocks: http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2012/02/dont-let-pebbles-cover-rocks.html Clones… clones everywhere!: http://psychochild.org/?p=1122 Tearing Down Barriers: How to Bring MMO Players Together: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6710/tearing_down_barriers_how_to_.php Opinion: The principles of game monetization: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/40316/Opinion_The_principles_of_game_monetization.php Will Tablet Game Quality Soon Leapfrog Consoles?:  http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6711/will_tablet_game_quality_soon_.php A One Man Board Game Buyer’s Guide (Part II): http://www.designer-notes.com/?p=104 […]

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Friday Friends Feature: Rachel Kemp

This weeks Friday Friend Feature is Rachel Kemp. A cook and a gamer who has worked in both industries brings her love of the culinary and video games to us all in her blog Pixels and Pies. She gives her thoughts on the latest games and then a meal inspired by the game. You are […]

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True to Design: What I’m Reading

Improving MMO Level Design: http://connectedxp.com/2011/12/18/improving-mmo-level-design/ How to Find a Business Mentor Who’ll Help You Achieve Your Leadership Goals : http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2012/02/how-to-find-business-mentor-wholl-help.html SPONSORED FEATURE: TwitchTV – How to Build Community Around Your Game in 2012: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6694/sponsored_feature_twitchtv__how_.php Building the World of Reckoning: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6692/building_the_world_of_reckoning.php Self-Perception Theory and Marketing through Avatars: http://www.psychologyofgames.com/2012/02/self-perception-theory-and-marketing-through-avatars/ Jerked Around by the Magic Circle – Clearing the […]

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Friday Friends Feature: Big Chris

I am all about the Awesome and when I think of Awesome I think Big Chris. Having only gotten to work with this incredible artist for a short time I was still inspired by his talent as an artist and a leader. Big Chris has not only an amazing work ethic but inspires others to […]

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True to Design: What I’m Reading

Game Pitches – actual pitch docs from real games : http://t-machine.org/index.php/2012/01/30/game-pitches-actual-pitch-docs-from-real-games/ SWTOR: Encouraging Bad Habits: https://standsinfire.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/swtor-encouraging-bad-habits/ 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play:  http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39918/13_years_later_the_original_EverQuest_goes_freetoplay.php Opinion: The Bulldog and the Pegasus:  http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39910/Opinion_The_Bulldog_and_the_Pegasus.php Talking Copycats with Zynga’s Design Chief: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6687/talking_copycats_with_zyngas_.php Project Gorgon’s Death Penalty: http://www.eldergame.com/2012/02/project-gorgons-death-penalty/ Clones, Schmones: Buffalo Studios, Nimblebit’s jabs at Zynga garner publicity and not […]

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Friday Friends Feature: Juliana Finch

It is not always about games and management around here but it is always about being Awesome. When I think of the phrase Awesome Sauce I think of my friend Juliana Finch. An amazing singer/songwriter and creative coach. If you like good music than Juliana Finch is a must listen. She has one of the […]