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I'm a freelance game designer/developer at with a special interest in educational games.  I'm currently starting a new independent studio in Chicago.

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Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:59:00 EST in Design
Some ideas for making pinball friendlier to a wide audience.

Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:53:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
I hate answering the question "What's Your Demographic?" because I don't think it's always about gender and age.

Posted by Rob Lockhart on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:42:00 EST in
I try to convey a little bit of what it's like to go to NYU Practice, through a superhero metaphor, of course.

Posted by Rob Lockhart on Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:33:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Indie
The Indie Game Scene is a perfect place for Edu-Games to incubate. Here's why:

Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:23:00 EST in Design
I played a bunch of Tiny Games over the weekend, and even made up one of my own. Let me tell you about it...

Posted by Rob Lockhart on Mon, 14 Oct 2013 03:05:00 EDT in
I rant a bit about 'startup people' attempting to make games, especially games for learning.

Rob Lockhart's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/14/2014 - 10:30]

Personally, I hope you continue ...

Personally, I hope you continue to develop Algo-Bot, and maybe put it back up on Kickstarter when you 're ready, so I can become a backer

Comment In: [Blog - 09/05/2013 - 11:34]

There are a few, like ...

There are a few, like Code Hero, CodeSpells, and now CodeCombat which teach the player a specific programming language. In my experience most teach programming logic in as generic a way as possible, probably so that lessons learned can be applied as broadly as possible.

Comment In: [News - 01/15/2014 - 03:37]

Where DOES East Asia buy ...

Where DOES East Asia buy their PC games

Comment In: [Blog - 01/14/2014 - 08:04]

I 'm sorry you didn ...

I 'm sorry you didn 't point to any of the great games that are starting a renaissance in educational games. Games that come out of places like Filament Games, Schell Games and the Institute of Play and even Strange Loop are bringing public opinion around, and I hope my ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/06/2014 - 10:59]

Peggle pinball. Good idea. Hard ...

Peggle pinball. Good idea. Hard to implement in the physical machines, though I did think about varying the playfield angle to speed up or slow down the game.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/03/2014 - 04:04]

An apt metaphor. I 'd ...

An apt metaphor. I 'd been concentrating on the informal learning market, precisely because I can 't afford to surround my game with lesson plans, worksheets, etc. I wonder if there 's room for a company that fills that niche - building the surrounding materials and marketing the game/curriculum package ...