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Tagged with “beta” (2)

  1. Designers Roundtable - Episode #124: Listener Questions

    Episode #124: Listener Questions


    Dirk, David, and Rob get together to answer questions sent in by you, the listeners!

    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comDavid Heron – @DavidVHeron

    Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

    Episode Outline

    0:00:26 – What are your thoughts on the 4X genre and game length?

    0:06:51 – Have sculpts become a commercial crutch for poor game design?

    0:12:38 – Is the popularity of tabletop gaming related to the rise of digital games?

    0:17:41 – What board game has replaced another game for you?

    0:21:01 – What game has lost its luster as time went on?

    0:24:02 – What game do you wish had never been released?

    0:27:45 – What’s the most glaring flaw you’ve seen in a game?

    0:33:10 – What other podcasts do you listen to?

    0:37:01 – What game do you wish you could play more often?

    0:38:39 – What are you thoughts on paid beta programs?

    0:41:02 – What do you think about game company mergers?

    0:42:40 – Dirk, why the new company?

    0:44:34 – How have your designs changed through playtesting?

    0:51:14 – Should asymmetrical games be clearly marked as such?

    —Huffduffed by sgottreu

  2. Episode #94: Offworld Trading Company

    Episode #94: Offworld Trading Company


    Jon and Dirk talk to game designer and TGDRT regular Soren Johnson about his upcoming game, Offworld Trading Company. His real time strategy economic game is currently in beta. Soren talks about the state of the game and the challenges he has in front of him.


    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,,

    Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson,,

    Jon Shafer –,, @jonshaferdesign

    Episode Outline

    0:02:56 – “The Sid Way”

    0:08:59 – The inspiration for OTC

    0:20:41 – Gameplay

    0:35:35 – Sound design

    0:39:15 – The exploration phase

    0:47:04 – Current challenges

    —Huffduffed by sgottreu