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Monster Garden Trailer & Release Date (Feb. 8th, 2018)

It’s been almost two years since I started, but I’m putting the finishing touches on Monster Garden now and planning to release it on itch.io and Steam on February 8th next year. I made a new new trailer to celebrate: … Continue reading

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Wiz n Liz (Sega Genesis, 1993, USA)

This is part two of a series of posts about games that inspired Monster Garden. The first, here, was about “monster love.” For more posts on others games, visit my blog Game Make World. Wiz ‘n’ Liz Worldview: A magical world … Continue reading

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Monster Garden On Steam Greenlight and itch.io

Monster Garden, my exploration game about monster love, is on Steam Greenlight! You can play the demo on itch.io, here, or watch the trailer below: Befriend strange monsters as you explore the surreal magic of the monster garden and discover its … Continue reading

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Games Need More Monster Love

“At its core, monster love is about treating the unknown with curiosity and respect instead of the desire to destroy it in the name of protecting what’s familiar.” Continue reading

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Liveblogging LABOURGAMES this weekend

I know I haven’t been posting much, but I’m excited to announce that I’ll be liveblogging an “unconference” about play, games and work that’s happening in Berlin this Saturday called LABOURGAMES. I also have some ideas for game design blog posts … Continue reading

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Play Festivals Chapter

The book with my chapter on festivals of games and play finally came out! It was super interesting to do all the interviews, try to figure out what was going on with the festivals, and write about it. The book … Continue reading

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“Play & Energy of the Unknown”

I recently had the chance to write about “energy and play” for The Gradient, an online magazine about alternative perspectives on energy. The process of writing it was a great opportunity to figure out my thoughts on a lot of things, including Awa … Continue reading

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