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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 →

Do Not Forget

It has been a while since GamerGate. In the industry, time has passed. There are companies and developers who no longer were part of that painful and horrific time. They reclaimed Pepe the Frog and have no idea what seeing… Continue Reading →

Comfort Games

I’ve been at Sweden Game Conference all week. I did a talk on UX workflows that I’ll get back to later on. I did however have several conversations with a bunch of women in the games industry or about to… Continue Reading →

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