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No, not listener feedback - Feedback loops. What are the different types of feedback, and how do designers incorporate them into games? Do certain types of games benefit from feedback? Is feedback necessary for a rich game experience?

Duration: 1:06

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this GameTek from 2010, Geoff and his son Brian talk about what they are worried about as their game The Ares Project nears publication. Special bonus recap of how on target we were!

Duration: 8:50

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_47_-_Worrying.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

In our first episode of the new year, we are joined by the godfather of gaming, Tom Vasel, to dissect 2012 and speculate on the direction of the industry in the upcoming year.

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT