May 29, 2016
Mike and Geoff are pleased to welcome guest Soren Johnson. Soren was the lead designer on the computer game Civilization, and recently released Offworld Trading Company, which marries a traditional boardgame style economic battle with computer-based real time mechanics.
Soren discusses the influence of board games on...
May 22, 2016
In this classic GameTek, Geoff looks at semi-cooperative games, and the particular challenges they create for social dynamics.
May 15, 2016
Mike and Geoff discuss player motivations. What makes people want to play games? How do you design games to appeal to that type of player?
May 8, 2016
In this classic GameTek, Geoff discusses the smart design choices made by the designers of Cosmic Encounter.
May 1, 2016
Mike and Geoff interview a panoply of designers of designers at
the Gathering of Friends to hear about what inspires them.