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Episode 018 – Talking to Robert Bohl part 2

Show Notes – 10/7/2010
– We believe that Games can be a force for good!
– Adventure Week, GameChef, and more!
– EpicWinApp, the to-do list RPG
– Rob first discovered his social skills in a MUSH
– D&D is the American Dream Myth
– Joshua A.C. Newman’s SHOCK: Social Science Fiction
– Playing games with their designers
– Innovation isn’t just doing something new – it does things that are meaningful.
– The dreaded meaning of “Indie Games” discussion
– quote of the episode: “all indie game designers only read Nietzche and drink Absinthe in their spare time.
– Sneak preview of Robert Bohl’s “Obvious Monstrosities”

October 7, 2010   2 Comments

GAMEFUL, a Secret HQ for Worldchanging Game Developers

My goal for 2010 has been to contribute awesomeness to the world. So far, I’m podcasting about creativity, designing board games, and being a patron for projects that I think are worthwhile. This is about one of those projects. See the following blurb from the kickstarter page:

As a planet, we spend 3 billion hours a week playing computer and videogames. That’s a LOT of time — enough to change our lives, and probably save the world (the real world) while we’re at it.

That’s why we want to create a secret HQ for people who are making games that are making us:

– happier
– smarter
– stronger
– healthier
– more collaborative
– more creative
– better connected to our friends and family
– and better at WHATEVER we love to do when we’re not playing games

This is a project that will be contributing awesomeness to the world, and to the gaming community in particular. I’m a major supporter of this project, and I’d like to invite you to join me in helping GAMEFUL change the world for the better: The initial financial goal has been met and exceeded by leaps and bounds, and now the goal is to have 500 “founding members” at launch when the kickstarter campaign closes. It’s a $12 donation, and supports gaming, creativity, and making the world a more awesome place. I hope you’ll join me.

You can find the project at http://kck.st/aUx0Hf.

September 13, 2010   Comments Off on GAMEFUL, a Secret HQ for Worldchanging Game Developers