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005: Enter the LARPZone

Listen now (27 min) | After breaking camp our heroes uncover a map that points to the next step on their quest through the LARP of Vampire the Masquerade, True Dungeons, and more. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • Vampire: the Masquerade
  • Kindred the Embraced
  • Society of Creative Anachronism
  • True Dungeon
  • HEMA
  • City of Heroes
  • Dungeons & Dragons

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004: Narrative, the World and Everything

Listen now (31 min) | After completing their side quest, our heroes make camp in a nearby forest to discuss the interplay of narrative between characters, player alignment, and worlds. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • Life is Strange series
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Mass Effect
  • Man of Medan
  • Cyberpunk
  • Guild Wars
  • Wolf Among Us
  • Medium
  • Fury of Dracula

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003: Customization vs. Personalization

Listen now (36 min) | Emerging from the pit of despair, on their never-ending quest for the most usable game, our heroes go on a side quest to explore the role of customization. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • HeroQuest,
  • Dungeons & Dragons,
  • Magic the Gathering,
  • Pokemon,
  • City of Heroes,
  • Monster Hunter,
  • Golden Layout Framework,

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002: The UX Honeycombover

Listen now (34 min) | Our heroes descend into horror and sadness in search of the Most Usable Game. Their path takes them through Dead by Daylight, Heavy Rain, and more. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • The UX Honeycomb
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Fall Guys
  • That Dragon Cancer
  • Edith Finch
  • Heavy Rain

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001: Don’t Skip the Tutorial

Listen now (30 min) | When last we left our heroes … – oh wait, this is the episode in which we meet our intrepid heroes. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • Mario
  • HeroQuest
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Shark! Shark!
  • Bayou Billy
  • Rygar
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Battle of Olympus
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Analytics
  • Civilization

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000: Introducing Design Thinking Games

Listen now (30 sec) | Our awesome intro to our first season of Design Thinking Games, a Gaming and User Experience podcast. Read the transcript.

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