21 episodes

What happens at the intersection of game design, life, and the pursuit of excellence? Game Design Zen is your #1 resource for the science, art, and business of developing better games. Whether you are just getting started in this crazy business, or have the wisdom that comes from weathering the storms, there is always room to level up.



Curtiss Murphy : Your host is a seasoned veteran with over 12 years in the gaming industry, spanning AAA, Indy, and military training games. He is an award winning speaker, author, and game designer. He presents with a unique blend of energy, science, and stories that have earned him invitations to conferences across the country. He gives the yearly keynote at the National Science Foundation Edugaming workshop, has decades of development experience, and is widely recognized as a thought leader in serious games. He is a speaker, consultant, and game designer.



Join the conversation as we travel the path of game design, life, and the pursuit of excellence!



http://www.gamedesignzen.com



Topics : Game Design, Flow, Paradox of Choice, Simplicity, User Interface Design, Player Perspective, Goals, Feedback, Monetization, Free to Play, Premium, Team Dynamics, Communication, Mindset, Software Engineering, AAA, Indy, Serious Games, Retention, Addiction, Game Loops, Mechanics, Getting a Job, Story, and Mystery Box.

Game Design Zen Curtiss Murphy: Speaker, Consultant, and Game Designer

    • Education
    • 3.8, 21 Ratings

What happens at the intersection of game design, life, and the pursuit of excellence? Game Design Zen is your #1 resource for the science, art, and business of developing better games. Whether you are just getting started in this crazy business, or have the wisdom that comes from weathering the storms, there is always room to level up.



Curtiss Murphy : Your host is a seasoned veteran with over 12 years in the gaming industry, spanning AAA, Indy, and military training games. He is an award winning speaker, author, and game designer. He presents with a unique blend of energy, science, and stories that have earned him invitations to conferences across the country. He gives the yearly keynote at the National Science Foundation Edugaming workshop, has decades of development experience, and is widely recognized as a thought leader in serious games. He is a speaker, consultant, and game designer.



Join the conversation as we travel the path of game design, life, and the pursuit of excellence!



http://www.gamedesignzen.com



Topics : Game Design, Flow, Paradox of Choice, Simplicity, User Interface Design, Player Perspective, Goals, Feedback, Monetization, Free to Play, Premium, Team Dynamics, Communication, Mindset, Software Engineering, AAA, Indy, Serious Games, Retention, Addiction, Game Loops, Mechanics, Getting a Job, Story, and Mystery Box.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

The Level: Up ,

Late to the Party

Hey Curtiss, I was late to the party but I did it! Start to finish and I enjoyed the whole thing. Thanks for taking the time to make us that content. I've been a long time gamer and just enjoy listening to other aspects of the video game world and I was NOT expecting to get with a gauntlet that randomly threw at me. So here we go... I'm no game artist. I've never coded a thing. I dont have a clue what game design is. 12 weeks?... Lets do this!

Schneebly ,

Maybe the best source for game design in this format

Found this podcast because the host gave a life altering Unity dev talk I watched on YouTube. Gigi is a fantastic source for information about game design and looking at them from the top down. Thank you so much for creating this podcast.

FollowTheBits ,

Very thoughtful advice

I just discovered this podcast. I find the style easy to listen to, yet very thoughtful in the lessons taught. Truly Mr. Murphy has been around the “around the block” in the game design world. His experience in the Corporate world combined with his own indy company make for a unique combination of experience and insight. I’ve only done a view episodes but I’m hooked.

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