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Slides from the PAX Prime 2010 talk "In(die)credible! The best games you've never heard of" by Robin Hunicke, Eitan Glinert, Nathan Vella, Dylan Fitterer, and Andy Schatz.

Slides from the PAX Prime 2010 talk "In(die)credible! The best games you've never heard of" by Robin Hunicke, Eitan Glinert, Nathan Vella, Dylan Fitterer, and Andy Schatz.

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  • So - as you already know, Indie Games are being released on major platforms and to great kudos/success. Rock!
  • You may not know that traditional forms like point & click adventures are also getting a fresh look, and really pushing the envelope when it comes to creating a sense of place.
  • You may not know that traditional forms like point & click adventures are also getting a fresh look, and really pushing the envelope when it comes to creating a sense of place.
  • You may not know that traditional forms like point & click adventures are also getting a fresh look, and really pushing the envelope when it comes to creating a sense of place.
  • You may not know that traditional forms like point & click adventures are also getting a fresh look, and really pushing the envelope when it comes to creating a sense of place.
  • Small, short experiences are also being born - that challenge our assumptions about what we see & do in a "game" or on a web page.
  • Small, short experiences are also being born - that challenge our assumptions about what we see & do in a "game" or on a web page.
  • Others push you to think hard about how you spend time in a game space, and why. This is very inspiring to us at TGC.
  • Others push you to think hard about how you spend time in a game space, and why. This is very inspiring to us at TGC.
  • And games that focus on ambiance and accessiblity, inspired by our own work – are in this summer’s top downloads on iPad and iPhone. Summing up: there are more and more cool, atmospheric, introspective games out there - and most of them are very cheap or FREE to play! So take a break from what you know - and check them out! You will be surprised - and maybe even impressed!
  • Summing up the intro: there are more and more cool, atmospheric, introspective games out there - and most of them are very cheap or FREE to play! So take a break from what you know - and check them out! You will be surprised - and maybe even impressed!
  • So - as you already know, Indie Games are being released on major platforms and to great kudos/success. Rock!
  • You may not know that traditional forms like point & click adventures are also getting a fresh look, and really pushing the envelope when it comes to creating a sense of place.
  • You may not know that traditional forms like point & click adventures are also getting a fresh look, and really pushing the envelope when it comes to creating a sense of place.
  • Game Designers tend to come in two types: those focused on the experience of playing a game and those that focus on the mechanics of the game. It’s not easy to marry mechanics to experience. The first couple of games I’ll focus on are heavy on mechanics, the second two are heavy on experience.
  • Sometimes game designers come up with ideas that sound great on paper but aren’t great to play. This game is one of those, but it explores some new territory that I think is important.
  • Eventually you end up out at the far branches of content, and the quality of that content degrades. This discourages exploration. You have to make the difficult/rare stuff COOL.
  • Similar to an experiment I did a few years back with user-generated conversation trees.
  • Manufactoria is an example of a game that translates pure mechanics into fun. It’s fairly traditional for a puzzle game, but it struck me as being just the right length and just the right challenge.
  • The Avernum series from Spiderweb Software has been around since the beginning of time (spiderweb since 1994), and the engine and graphics haven’t changed much. But the experience of playing the game is just right. This isn’t about mechanics, it’s about exploring a well realized world with clever writing. One of the interesting things about RPGs is that they don’t have to be balanced.
  • The Journey down is just the first, short (free) chapter in a longer traditional adventure game, but it gets that old-school LucasArts feel just right.One of the big challenges for indie designers is to marry the aesthetic and the mechanical.
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    • 1. In(die)credible!
      Indie Games
      Best New You’ve Haven’t Played
    • 2. New Slide! Links to Games!
      Indie Game News Sources
      Tigsource: http://www.tigsource.com/
      Indie Games: http://indiegames.com/
      GAMES!
      Robin
      Braid XBLA
      Limbo XBLA
      Windosillhttp://windosill.com/
      Machinariumhttp://machinarium.net/demo/
      Today I Die http://www.ludomancy.com/games/today.php
      Small Worlds http://armorgames.com/play/4850/small-worlds
      Endless Forest http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/
      Passage http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/
      Osmoswww.hemispheregames.com/osmos
      Eitan
      Aaaaa! Steam
      Ooo! TBA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6L8li9p5kw
      Elude http://gambit.mit.edu/loadgame/summer2010/elude_play.php
      Nathan
      Faraway http://www.little--eyes.com/faraway
      Go! Underground (click yellow button) http://www.famitsu.com/freegame/act/0005.html
      Flood the Chamber http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/platformer/flood-the-chamber/1419/v
      Dylan
      Shoot First http://teknopants.com/games/shootfirst/
      Desktop Dungeons http://www.qcfdesign.com/?cat=20
      Attack of the Paper Zombies http://attack-of-the-paper-zombies.en.softonic.com/
      PaxGalaxiahttp://diogames.com/PaxGalaxia.html
      Andy
      Playpen www.playpen.farbs.org
      The Abrubt Goodbye www.hellodotdotdotgoodbye.com
      Manufactoriawww.pleasingfungus.com
      Avernum 6 www.spiderwebsoftware.com
      The Journey Down http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/adventure/the-journey-down-over-the-edge/3297/
    • 3. ROBIN
      EITAN
      NATHANDYLAN
      ANDY
    • 4. LET’S GO!
    • 5. Atmospheric
      Puzzle Platformer
    • 6. Windosill
      Surreal
      Busy-Box
    • 7.
    • 8. Machinarium
      Lonely
      Point & Click
    • 9.
    • 10. Today
      I Die
      Interactive
      Poem
    • 11. Small
      Worlds
      Exploratory
      Images
    • 12. Endless Forest
      Social
      Screensaver
    • 13. Passage
      Memento Mori
    • 14. Osmos
      Ambient
      Multi-touch
    • 15. Atmospheric
      Puzzle Platformer
      Braid
      Limbo
      Windosill
      Machinarium
      Today I Die
      Small Worlds
      Endless Forest
      Passage
      Osmos
      Surreal
      Busy-Box
      Lonely
      Point & Click
      Interactive
      Poem
      Exploratory
      Images
      Social
      Screensaver
      Memento Mori
      Ambient Multitouch
    • 16. ROBIN
      EITAN
      NATHANDYLAN
      ANDY
    • 17. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!
      3D Basejumping
    • 18. ooo! Ooo! OOo! OOO!
      (video)
    • 19. Elude
      GO PLAY IT!!!
      http://gambit.mit.edu/loadgame/summer2010/elude_play.php
    • 20. ROBIN
      EITAN
      NATHANDYLAN
      ANDY
    • 21.
    • 22.
    • 23.
    • 24.
    • 25.
    • 26.
    • 27.
    • 28. ROBIN
      EITAN
      NATHANDYLAN
      ANDY
    • 29. Shoot First
    • 30. Desktop Dungeons
    • 31. Attack of the Paper Zombies
      Infested Planet (in-progress)
    • 32. PaxGalaxia
    • 33. ROBIN
      EITAN
      NATHANDYLAN
      ANDY
    • 34. Weird. Fun?
    • 35. Playpen
      Playpen.farbs.org
    • 36.
    • 37. The Abrupt Goodbye
      Hellodotdotdotgoodbye.com
    • 38. Manufactoria
      Pleasingfungus.com
    • 39. Avernum 6
      Spiderwebsoftware.com
    • 40. The Journey Down
      Chapter 1
    • 41. ROBIN
      EITAN
      NATHANDYLAN
      ANDY
      THANK
      YOU!
    • 42. New Slide! Links to Games!
      Indie Game News Sources
      Tigsource: http://www.tigsource.com/
      Indie Games: http://indiegames.com/
      GAMES!
      Robin
      Braid XBLA
      Limbo XBLA
      Windosillhttp://windosill.com/
      Machinariumhttp://machinarium.net/demo/
      Today I Die http://www.ludomancy.com/games/today.php
      Small Worlds http://armorgames.com/play/4850/small-worlds
      Endless Forest http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/
      Passage http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/
      Osmoswww.hemispheregames.com/osmos
      Eitan
      Aaaaa! Steam
      Ooo! TBA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6L8li9p5kw
      Elude http://gambit.mit.edu/loadgame/summer2010/elude_play.php
      Nathan
      Faraway http://www.little--eyes.com/faraway
      Go! Underground (click yellow button) http://www.famitsu.com/freegame/act/0005.html
      Flood the Chamber http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/platformer/flood-the-chamber/1419/v
      Dylan
      Shoot First http://teknopants.com/games/shootfirst/
      Desktop Dungeons http://www.qcfdesign.com/?cat=20
      Attack of the Paper Zombies http://attack-of-the-paper-zombies.en.softonic.com/
      PaxGalaxiahttp://diogames.com/PaxGalaxia.html
      Andy
      Playpen www.playpen.farbs.org
      The Abrubt Goodbye www.hellodotdotdotgoodbye.com
      Manufactoriawww.pleasingfungus.com
      Avernum 6 www.spiderwebsoftware.com
      The Journey Down http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/adventure/the-journey-down-over-the-edge/3297/

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