Creativity in a Mess of Bramble

By John Brethauer | January 24, 2018

Creativity is the thing that happens when somebody sees something new in a possibility space. It may be a new subset nobody else had thought of, or it may be a novel way to traverse the space to get to the same end point. Computer games tend to lack the encouragement of creativity.


The Usefulness of Text for Exposition in Computer Games

By John Brethauer | January 9, 2018

Since the advent of sufficient technology for audio playback, computer games take no greater pleasure than making you wait for audio to play, while you have long ago finished reading the dialogue box or subtitle. It is the same pain of reading the same page of a book with another person.


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Game Design Theory

A study in game design Game design is a newly studied field of entertainment. It is rooted in game theory, yet is different in interesting ways. Computer and board games are a new sort of art, still in their infancy. One of the things we do here is make games. That means we think about…


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