The Uncharted Trailer (PS4)

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Musing, Promotion, Video Games | No Comments

This¬†Uncharted PS4 Trailer¬†reveals that a new installment of the hit series is coming to the new PlayStation. Good. I came this close to shelling out for a Vita just to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss. (I settled for watching the cinematics on YouTube.) Here’s the thing about this trailer and me: It’s possible that Uncharted may […]

Conversations That Count

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Design, Musing, Video Games, Writing | One Comment

In a post sketching out an Indiana Jones game I’d like to play, I mentioned that I’d like to see it incorporate “conversations that count.” This isn’t an innovative idea, I know, except maybe for the implication that it fits into the kind of game we’d want from Indiana Jones or Lara Croft or Nathan […]

Indiana Jones and the Game of Destiny

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Design, Movies, Musing, Video Games, Writing | 6 Comments

The idea is not to recreate the forward momentum of an Indiana Jones movie, because the movies do that already, but to create a uniquely interactive experience that draws on cinematic techniques and ludic mechanisms in equal measure.

What I Want in the Next Tomb Raider

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Design, Musing, Video Games | 3 Comments

More than anything, the new Tomb Raider game makes me enthusiastic for another game in the series that takes the best from this new vision and jettisons the game’s meanest elements. The result might be a step back toward the franchise’s earlier swagger combined with the scale, detail, and humanity of this year’s installment. Call […]

State of Affairs or State Fairs or Something

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Musing, Promotion | One Comment

Just a quick update for those of you who have noticed that Gameplaywright’s blog has left fallow for months: Things are afoot here at GPW but we’ve shifted from a short-term view to a long-term view for a while. We’re brewing up new books, for that long run, and the time for such thoughts and […]