As you may have seen through various press reporting, the inimitable Jason Rohrer’s work has been exhibited at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College for the past couple of months, culminating in a reception and a symposium around his work, entitled “Thinking in Play”. I was invited, along with the wonderful Leigh Alexander (who joined remotely) to be on a panel specifically about the visual design of Jason’s work. The day then followed with subsequent panels featuring Robin Hunicke and others reflecting on the game mechanics of his work.
This is a quick write-up of the notes from my GDC 2015 design-track talk, Thinking About People: Designing Games for Social Simulation.
To start the year off on a postive-(ish) note, I realised that my recent appearance on BBC World Service’s The Forum (recorded in September 2014) was finally broadcast last Sunday, and is available to listen to on iPlayer Radio. The link will take you directly to my section, though it was recorded as an extended 1 hour discussion…