The Expert Bias: Reviewing for a New Culture

Danc at Lost Garden has another take on the utility (or lack thereof) of game reviews in today's gaming landscape, this one looking at the 'expertise bias.' He points out the disparity between reviewers and players when it comes to looking at new games — especially ones that have a gentle difficulty curve. His basic… » 7/19/08 1:30pm 7/19/08 1:30pm

Prototyping Challenge: Shade

I do love Lost Garden's prototyping challenge, though I will never in my life prototype any game, even simple and super cute ones. However, I always love seeing what other people come up with — it's an interesting exercise in observing the design process with playable prototypes. The latest is a cute idea that takes… » 6/29/08 2:30pm 6/29/08 2:30pm