Executive Dysfunction, Poor Spatial Reasoning, and The Drawer of Shame: Getting Clutter Under Control
Why does clutter accumulate? How can we get it under control and feel happier about our living spaces despite the "drawer of shame"?
McMansions are the frequent subject of mockery and ire among builders and home buyers alike, but what separates a McMansion from a regular mansion?
What's up with the fake dormer window craze? Why did people start putting them on both homes and commercial properties, and why should they stop?
With the holiday shopping season in full swing as Christmas looms just two weeks away, this seems like a good time to reflect on consumer behavior and culture and what these things have to say about us and society. And of course, the role and context that shopping and malls in particular have within video games.
Game With Your Brain Episode 3: Host Rachel Presser of Sonic Toad Media interviews Emily Grace Buck, a narrative designer best known for her work on TellTale Games' Walking Dead and Batman series among others. Emily discusses how she got into narrative design and gives advice to future games writers in addition to in-depth talks on romance and relationship-building in games, behind-the-scenes stories about TellTale projects, and more!
It is Wednesday my dudes! Have you wanted to try your hand at memes in marketing? Better to dive in prepared even if you've got a good handle on internet culture. Check out these best practices for how to use memes in your marketing endeavors!
Game developers sometimes get told by gamers to "leave your politics out of games". But games are art and all art is political. And were you aware that politics have been present in games for decades? Learn more about political games and the portrayal of political environments in games throughout time and why games themselves have frequently been a political matter.
In Game with Your Brain's debut episode, host Rachel Presser of Sonic Toad Media interviews Dave Gilbert, founder of Wadjet Eye games and designer of the acclaimed Blackwell series and Unavowed. Dave discusses Unavowed, his influences, upcoming projects, and more!
Game with Your Brain content producer Rachel Presser sat down with Jay Kidd, founder of Hamilton, Ohio based development team Wraith Games, at GDEX in Columbus this year. Wraith’s early work and what it was like to be an indie developer pre-Steam and Twitch, labor practices in the games industry, Wraith’s current game in progress Collapsus and more were discussed in this thorough interview.
Why was Donut County an indie smash hit? In an increasingly crowded indie game world and just a frenetic world in general, people found the gameplay therapeutic and satisfying and the laser-focused linear narrative to be just what they needed as games and life itself grow increasingly complex. Learn why simply satisfying games with linear narratives still definitely have a place alongside cavernous AAA games with multiple paths and choice-driven indie adventure games.