Mid-November Link Assortment

IF Comp judging is just about over — if you don’t have your votes in, and you want to, you should hurry! On November 17, the Baltimore/DC Area group will be at Mad City Coffee, looking at choice-based games from IF Comp. December 1 is the next SF Bay IF Meetup. December 1 is also the last day for Ectocomp … Continue reading “Mid-November Link Assortment”

End of October Link Assortment

IF Comp judging is wrapping up — if you’d like to judge or review games, now is your chance to check that out and submit your votes.  Voting ends November 15. ECTOCOMP is also live — the annual Halloween IF jam, with separate sections for games depending on whether they took longer than four hours to develop. … Continue reading “End of October Link Assortment”

Mailbag: AI Research on Dialogue and Story Generation

I’m curious: do you follow much research that happens in stories and dialog these days? In the world of machine learning research, there’s much less in dialog and stories than other areas (e.g. image generation/recognition or translation), but once in a while, you come across some interesting work, e.g. Hierarchical Neural Story Generation (by some folks in … Continue reading “Mailbag: AI Research on Dialogue and Story Generation”

Mid-October Link Assortment

IF Comp judging is currently in progress — if you’d like to judge or review games, now is your chance to check that out and submit your votes.  Voting ends November 15. The IGDA Foundation is now accepting 2019 GDC scholarship applications for aspiring and current game designers.  The opportunity for IGDA Scholars, IGDA Velocity, and IGDA Next … Continue reading “Mid-October Link Assortment”

End of September Link Assortment

IF Comp is here!  As of October 1, games are public and will be available for play and review.  Voting ends November 15. From Now – February 24, 2019, the Victoria and Albert Museum is featuring an exhibit on contemporary video games. On October 3, Tellables CEO Amy Stapleton is speaking on conversational storytelling at Digital Book World in Nashville, TN.  Stapleton also … Continue reading “End of September Link Assortment”

An Incomplete List of Things I’d Need to Know In Order Not to Be A Total Impostor

In honor of folks freaked out about how many things they “have to” do to advance their career, I present a very partial list of things I’ve been encouraged or expected to do/know since I got into games. Not shown: which of these were fantastic advice, which were legit job requirements, and which were gatekeeping. … Continue reading “An Incomplete List of Things I’d Need to Know In Order Not to Be A Total Impostor”