Posts Tagged ‘go’

Embracing the bluff: how SpyParty’s long development changed the game

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Chris Hecker has been working on SpyParty for almost a decade now and I get the impression he’d be happy perfecting it for the rest of his career. Some developers want to move from one project to the next, an internal clock ticking down and reminding them how few ideas can be realised in a lifetime, while others are better suited to exploring one design from as many angles as possible, pushing every aspect to its limits.

“I love Go,” Hecker told me at GDC. “I wanted to make Go, but then I realised I was making a different kind of game. I realised part of the way through that SpyParty is more like Poker.” Embracing what the game is rather than what he originally wanted it to be has been key to the whole process.

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Public Service Announcement: Play Proun

I keep writing 'Pround.' Every time.

I don’t have any particular Proun news to share with you, but nonetheless felt compelled to post about it again. Sometimes, we RPSers are off playing different games and are too distracted to all flock around delightful surprises en masse, like poorly-shaven moths to an indie flame. And so it was with Proun, with the boy Quinns sent front and centre to happily announce this beautiful abstract racing game’s release while the rest of us stayed quiet and fiddled with our watches or something.

Until now!
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