Ode to the conscious player

I want to taste games I’ve never even heard of, games from exotic locations, to eat mysterious new combinations of games that no one’s ever tried before.   That is what Rock Paper Shotgun’s John Walker said here. It’s a wonderful quote. Those are the games I want, too, and …

Full speed ahead towards the Dragons

I really tried to get myself to write important stuff here, but it just isn’t working. The first reason I can think of is because I am lazy, lazy, lazy… but I also suffer from what some may call a writer’s block. In my case, every time I start to …

Unconditional Basic Income?

In 2013, a group of highly educated Europeans proposed an initiative to the EU, called Unconditional Basic Income. The idea is quite simple: all EU citizens should receive a guaranteed, unconditional sum of money, regardless of their status or wealth, and this sum of money should be high enough to …

The Employer’s Rite of Passage

Here’s the short version of my Employer’s Rite of Passage, the first post I ever published on Gamasutra and also the first one that got featured. I love this article, not because I consider it any good or well written, but because I can read it after 3 years and …

Gamification – a personal, slightly aged view

A little more than two years ago, I was dreaming for better, more playful dev tools for video games, where I believed the concept of gamification would apply wonderfully  – at least what I understood gamification should be. Fast forward to the present, I still wish these better tools and …

Urging women to make games!

Last year, I posted an article on Gamasutra with the wish that I may encourage women into a new sort of battle, complementary to the awesome discussions about misogynism and gender inequality in the video games industry. The battle I talk of is about DOING, and of course, doing games. …

Know Inc conquers Gamasutra

On February 13th (a number not exactly popular 🙂 ), I got home from work after a very demanding day, grabbed my Kindle and figured I’d read  a little, until I know how the action enfolds. It’s a good book, but I was running on no more than 6 hours …

Here be elves!

This is an older post originally published on Tumblr. I will improve it, but even as is, it stands quite well to describe us.  Sebi has an idea…

Escaping the 1% rule

The Internet is big and full of wonders, but according to this rule, the wonders are created by only 1% of us, while the rest are just lurking and consuming. In academic environments, this rule is also known as Participation Inequality and it is important in social sciences, impacting very …