Category Archives: Game Design

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 & 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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The Monster Garden is Coming

My good old-fashioned posts were delayed once again by another article I was working on for an online magazine about energy and play, which will come out later this month. But I’ve also fallen head-over-heels for RPG Maker MV lately, … Continue reading

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