I wrote a new post on escape rooms in media! This time it’s about a medieval-themed escape room in an episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We only see a few of the puzzles, but it’s a great way using gameplay to show character growth.
I had a great time this week speaking at the Freeplay festival! Freeplay is Australia’s longest-running and largest independent games festival, and it focuses on “fringes, spotlights grassroots makers, and acts as a response to and critique of the status quo.”
I participated remotely from Portland, where it was midnight. My talk partner Elie Abraham called in from Helsinki, where it was 9am. And our audience in Australia was watching at 5pm their time.
You can check out the talk here:
There’s also this amazing sketchnote, an illustrative record of the talk drawn as it was happening, by Jennifer Reuter from Melbourne (seen in the header of this post).
Below, you can find links and more information for all of the things I referenced during the conversation. Thanks for tuning in! Continue reading →
I got some new business cards a few weeks ago but then I remembered this old puzzle design and couldn’t stop myself from playtesting it and fixing up a bunch of elements so that I could have it printed up too. (The front has my info instead of a playing card face) Continue reading →