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Entitlement

One of the problems I have with the outliers of game development and gaming culture is the feeling of entitlement and ownership that some people, primarily men, give voice to. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the conversation around… Continue Reading →

How Can You Not React?

Most of the people I know in the games industry are men. Most of the contacts I have are men. Not that strange. The industry is still hovering at that 80/ 20 division of men and women, where the 20%… Continue Reading →

Game dev is not “young”

Because We’re reaching a point where digital game development is at least 40 years and counting – 60 years if you count Spacewar! – I think it’s time to acknowledge that the games industry can no longer be considered to… Continue Reading →

Games as a Culture Carrier

I had reason to return to Gary Alan Fines book “Shared Fantasy” about the social aspects of role-playing games recently. I didn’t get very far until the first reference of rape was made. Frequently male nonplayer characters who have not… Continue Reading →

Untapped Markets

During the entire Sweden Game Conference, two themes stood out to me. Untapped markets and a sustainable way to work and create products. The first part was particularly interesting. Women are around 50% of the audience for games now. There’s… Continue Reading →

Reading Old Game Design Books…

… and getting pissed off. Or perhaps not so much pissed off as concerned about what those books taught new (and old) game designers only 5 – 10 years ago. Every book except a very recently published one is pretty… Continue Reading →

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