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Studying what makes something fun... for fun. Interviews from video game developers, storytellers and entertainers to get to the bottom of what "fun" is and with the hope that it'll be some inspiration for beginner or veteran game designers.

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Studying what makes something fun... for fun. Interviews from video game developers, storytellers and entertainers to get to the bottom of what "fun" is and with the hope that it'll be some inspiration for beginner or veteran game designers.

    Episode 30 – Freaks And Geeks star, Samm Levine

    Episode 30 – Freaks And Geeks star, Samm Levine

    Actor Samm Levine and I talk about acting, how he got his break in show business and what kind of movies we like. Before the interview, I talk about my upcoming kickstarter project and how it expands on my fun theory. I also give my opinion on why I think figuring out what “fun” is, is such an important endeavor. Check out Samm on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show! : Kevin Pollak's Chat Show!

    Episode 29 – Sierra Developers Jim Walls and Robert Lindsley

    Episode 29 – Sierra Developers Jim Walls and Robert Lindsley

    Jim Walls is coming out of retirement to design one more game, the spiritual successor to the legendary  Police Quest series. Fellow Sierra alum Robert Lindsley is the executive producer of this game which is currently undergoing funding via Kickstarter. Jim and Robert talk about working at Sierra, how they got their start in the game industry, advice on how to get YOUR start in the industry, and they talk about their latest game Precinct. Support the spiritual successor to Police Quest! : Precinct Kickstarter I released a kids book I co-wrote with my brother, check it out! My Fish Farted I started a firstgiving page for Child’s Play Charity. Donate anything you can give if you feel inclined to do so. I give all donators a shout out on my podcast! DONATE!

    Episode 28 – Lovecraft Creator, Jonny Rice

    Episode 28 – Lovecraft Creator, Jonny Rice

    Jonny talks about starting out in the game industry as a game tester, going to school for game art and design, his time working at Machinima and about his new Kickstarter campaign. Before that I give a couple of tips on game development and how to balance slow and fast gameplay as well give tips on building tension versus boring your audience. Check out and support Jonny Rice’s Kickstarter campaign: Lovecraft Kickstarter Scott Rogers just released a brand new comic, check it out here: Mighty Bedbug I released a kids book I co-wrote with my brother, check it out! My Fish Farted I started a firstgiving page for Child’s Play Charity. Donate anything you can give if you feel inclined to do so. I give all donators a shout out on my podcast! DONATE!

    Episode 27 – Writer/Director Lauren Ludwig

    Episode 27 – Writer/Director Lauren Ludwig

    Lauren and I talk about the creative and development challenges of producing a stage/movie project and how they correlate to video game development. We touch on almost every topic possible from gamification, to creating and finishing ideas to why some people’s careers take off and others’ don’t. It’s a really fun and interesting interview. Before the interview I talk a little about beginner game design decisions and how to make a good design choice. Here is the official site of Lauren Ludwig: Lauren Ludwig's site Here is the site of the comedy show she regularly directs: Lost Moon Radio I started a firstgiving page for Child’s Play Charity. Donate anything you can give if you feel inclined to do so. I give all donators a shout out on my podcast! DONATE!!!!

    Episode 26 – Fun Theory discussion w/ my friend Eric Garcia

    Episode 26 – Fun Theory discussion w/ my friend Eric Garcia

    This entire episode is dedicated to my Fun Theory and where I’m at with it. My Friend Dr. Eric Garcia and I discuss how much engagement is too much, how safety is important in an experience and we try and narrow done what fun is. In a related subject, we also dive into the subject of what happiness is. Here is the official site of the psychotherapist that I referenced in the interview: Richard Carlson's website Here is an example of a nice amount of polish/feedback: Marvel VS Capcom 3 polish Here is a android app I released recently, check it out: Jungle Jackpot Slots I started a firstgiving page for Child’s Play Charity. Donate anything you can give if you feel inclined to do so. I give all donators a shout out on my podcast! DONATE!

    Episode 25 –Author of Been There, Done That, Rick Bassman

    Episode 25 –Author of Been There, Done That, Rick Bassman

    I talk a little about my updated fun theory and then I interview Rick Bassman who is writing a book about his life and experiences. Rick was the owner of the wrestling school I went to, he was also an NFL agent, movie producer, and lots more. It’s a very inspirational and motivating story about taking risks, and he’s got a Kickstarter out there to help tell it. Check out his Kickstarter page here: Been There, Done That, Kickstarter Check out his website here: Rickbassman.com I started a firstgiving page for Child’s Play Charity. Donate anything you can give if you feel inclined to do so. I give all donators a shout out on my podcast! DONATE!

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