Rob Lockhart's Blog
Creative Director of Important Little Games, an indie educational games studio based out of Chicago. Currently building 'Codemancer,' a fantasy adventure game where Magic is Programming.
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When creating proper names for fictional people, places and things in a game (or other creative endeavor), there are some tricks you can use to help your players keep them distinct and organized in their minds.
Specifics of the successful Kickstarter for Codemancer, a fantasy game that teaches programming. There are lots of numbers and graphs and pretty pictures.
Some observations about magical fiction which I hope will help other game designers to craft the mythologies of their games.
I announce the winner of the Game Design Challenge!
An amazing roster of game designers explain their ideas for games that will occupy space travelers on their journey to Mars. Then you get to vote on your favorite!
Six respected game designer face off to design the best game, as voted by you -- Gamasutra readers!
Rob Lockhart's Comments
[Blog - 03/30/2015 - 01:30]
Well done You might be ...
Well done You might be interested in my project, Codemancer, where I tried to escape these stereotypes for just the reasons you outline. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbylox/codemancer-a-fantasy-game-that-teaches-the-magic-o/description
[Blog - 03/11/2015 - 12:44]
[Blog - 03/10/2015 - 01:21]
This was my third GDC ...
This was my third GDC and I felt much the same way about it. Sorry I missed you at Lost Levels. Can 't wait to play Cadence
[Blog - 08/12/2014 - 12:56]
It seems like a lot ...
It seems like a lot of commercial media is unnecessarily split along gender lines. There are Guy Movies and Chick Flicks. There 's even Spike and Oxygen gendered channels. The media I enjoy most is the kind I can enjoy with my Wife or my Mom or my Sister, which ...
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[Blog - 06/10/2014 - 04:50]
I 'm an obsessive Neal ...
I 'm an obsessive Neal Stephenson fan. r n r nI agree that ancient cultures have some 'interesting ' cultural explanations for magic. Unfortunately, they 're all too often either in service to a deity or to further the opression of women, other tribes, etc.