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  1. Episode #133: Designer Alex Kevern | The Game Design Round Table

    Episode #133: Designer Alex Kevern


    This week Dirk and David are joined by game designer Alex Kevern. Alex has followed the path from gamer to designer and brought several different games to market with a myriad of publishers. He offers his experiences dealing with different publishers as well as modifying themes for games and working on Kickstarter.

    Contact Info

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

    Alex Kevern -@alexwithideas

    Episode Outline

    0:00:16 – Alex’s background

    0:03:54 – Daxu

    0:11:17 – Changing themes

    0:16:05 – World’s Fair

    0:24:50 – Kickstarter

    0:27:45 – Expansions

    0:34:01 – Gold West

    0:39:46 – Working with publishers

    0:46:12 – Future projects


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  2. Episode: #129: Daniel Solis

    Episode: #129: Daniel Solis


    Dirk and Rob sit down with game designer Daniel Solis to talk about his background with card and microgames. Daniel’s games can be played all over the world and he shares his experiences with international publishers as well as crowdfunding and print-on-demand.

    Contact Info

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comRob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

    Daniel Solis – @DanielSolis,

    Episode Outline

    0:00:26 – Daniel’s background

    0:07:01 – Card counts

    0:11:10 – Sharing ideas

    0:15:27 – Playtesting

    0:18:31 – Kigi

    0:22:04 – Publishers in different regions

    0:33:39 – International legal matters

    0:39:49 – Royalties and crowdfunding

    0:53:58 – Upcoming projects

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  3. Episode #115: Talking with Chelsea Howe

    Episode #115: Talking with Chelsea Howe


    Dirk and David are joined this week by Chelsea Howe, game design veteran and current employee at EA. Chelsea brings her experience to the show after working in a wide range of environments from large publishers to small game jams and independent projects.

    Contact Information

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

    Chelsea Howe – @manojalpa,


    Episode Outline

    0:00:17 – Chelsea’s background

    0:08:16 – The mechanics of humor

    0:10:52 – IP opportunities

    0:13:43 – Why F2P big license games may not work

    0:29:37 – Video gaming demographics

    0:31:29 – Game james

    0:34:50 – Quality and quantity of games

    0:40:04 – Working at different sized companies

    0:48:37 – Are we all designers?

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  4. Episode #100: Failbetter Game and Fallen London

    Episode #100: Failbetter Game and Fallen London


    Alexis Kennedy and Liam Welton from Failbetter games join Dirk to talk about their dark games set in the world of Fallen London. With a background that goes from free-to-play web games to more traditional PC games, Failbetter has learned many lessons on design and business on their way to their latest game, Sunless Sea.


    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,,

    Liam Welton – @LiamWelton,

    Alexis Kennedy – @alexiskennedy,


    Episode Outline

    0:00:26 – Failbetter Games

    0:06:24 – The world of Fallen London

    0:25:22 – Fallen London development

    0:40:18 – Design challenges

    0:52:39 – Business models

    0:54:31 – Failbetter’s design process

    1:01:24 – Future projects


    —Huffduffed by sgottreu