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Posted by Dan Felder on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:53:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online
Games can't make you exercise, but they can make you kill people


Posted by Dan Felder on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 03:34:00 EST in Design, Serious, Indie
What makes players care about a game's goals and characters? Dan Felder dives into a ten week series of game design experiments to find out!


Posted by Dan Felder on Sat, 11 Jan 2014 02:31:00 EST in Design, Serious, Indie
What makes players care about a game's goals and characters? Dan Felder dives into a ten week series of game design experiments to find out!


Posted by Dan Felder on Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:26:00 EST in Design, Serious, Indie
What makes players care about a game's goals and characters? Dan Felder dives into a ten week series of game design experiments to find out!


Posted by Dan Felder on Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:07:00 EST in Design, Serious, Indie
What makes players care about a game's goals and characters? Dan Felder dives into a ten week series of game design experiments to find out!


Posted by Dan Felder on Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:24:00 EST in Design, Serious, Indie
What makes players care about a game's goals and characters? Dan Felder dives into a ten week series of game design experiments to find out!



Dan Felder's Comments

Comment In: [News - 06/25/2014 - 11:59]

Theresa, that 's a very ...

Theresa, that 's a very good point. A soundtrack is an extraordinary way to evoke emotion. For some reason I almost never think about it when working on design, probably because it 's not something under my control. Or because I 'm being an idiot. There 's that possibility too. ...

Comment In: [News - 06/27/2014 - 07:14]

People buy a lot of ...

People buy a lot of games, get a huge backlog, play some and lose interest quickly or never feel like playing a title - and then a shiny new title comes out. r n r nPeople get huge backlogs of 'clothes ' and that doesn 't stop them from buying ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/18/2014 - 08:58]

Players spend MUCH more time ...

Players spend MUCH more time simulating running, athletic movement and other forms of exercise in games than they spend killing people or objectifying women. By mainstream critic logic, gamers should be extraordinary exercisers - because playing a game that glorifies exercise and athleticism should be at least as effective as ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/21/2014 - 08:50]

Thanks for the Jace compliment. ...

Thanks for the Jace compliment. r n r nI wasn 't saying that your article had an obligation to focus on all other social concerns simultaneously. I 'm commenting on the fact that the overall social outrage over potentially insensitive covers regarding race, culture or religion seem to be causing ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/29/2014 - 08:47]

Nice piece. Good luck to ...

Nice piece. Good luck to you.

Comment In: [Feature - 05/30/2014 - 02:00]

Okay, got it. r n ...

Okay, got it. r n r nPersonally, I think that the Blue Shell is by far a net win for the game experience. Lots of players hate it, the way lots of players hate getting screwed by luck in TCGs or similar things, but the presence of the gameplay element ...