Gamasutra - Blogs Lewis Pulsipher's Blogs Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:29:11 EST en-us (Simon Carless) The East Coast Game Conference (Raleigh NC)(screencast) - by Lewis Pulsipher Business/Marketing,Design,Programming,Production,Art The East Coast Game Conference (“The largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast”) occurs annually in April in Raleigh NC. This is a description of this year's conference. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:44:00 EST Video screencast: 10 "Need to Knows" about Game Design - by Lewis Pulsipher Design This was created for the benefit of relatively inexperienced game designers, as "pros" know it already. But summaries are often useful. The video (screencast) is more than 14 minutes long. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:36:00 EDT Video/screencast: The Many Rewards of Designing Games - by Lewis Pulsipher Design,Console/PC,Serious,Indie,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet Aspiring designers often think they're going to get rich. Actually game design is a hobby for most, not a living. But there are many reasons other than money to design games. My favorite game is the game of designing games, though I do make some money. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:05:00 EDT All I needed to know (about games and game design) I learned from Dungeons & Dragons - by Lewis Pulsipher Design,Console/PC,Indie,Smartphone/Tablet Video (screencast): D&D has been a massive influence on video and tabletop games. With thanks to . . . Robert Fulghum’s little poem “All I really needed to know I learned in kindergarten.” It has inspired people since the late ‘80s. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:02:00 EDT Emergence, Puzzles, and Playtesting - by Lewis Pulsipher Design,Console/PC,Indie,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet Video: Emergent behavior, behavior unplanned and unanticipated by the designer, is a large part of what you're looking for in playtesting. But depending on who you are, game designer, puzzle designer, game writer, you treat emergence in different ways. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:23:00 EDT How Twitter can help a game designer - by Lewis Pulsipher Design The 140 character maximum of tweets makes Twitter look like a haven for the ADHD and "sound byte"-mesmerized among us. Despite that limitation, it can be useful for certain purposes to a game designer. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:41:00 EDT