The Intentionality Trap

Imagine this scenario for a moment. You’re playing Red Dead Redemption 2, riding your horse down one of the game’s many trails. As you »

Storytelling in Esports: It's Pro Wrestling, with Data

This was my half of a GDC 2019 talk discussing how to create narratives in eSports through analytics and pro wrestling. It was given alongside Adam »

The Stark Reality of the Desert

In his documentary film The Wild Goose Chronicles - a collection of his travels across the world in the wake of his failure to succeed in »

The Finitude of Infinity

1. Infinite games are on everybody's mind. We hope, in eternal optimism, that the obsolesence inherent to all capitalist endeavors won't touch games. We hope that »

Overwatch, Battleborn, and the Value of Simplicity

On first glance, it's perfectly understandable to mix up Overwatch and Battleborn. They both have visuals that lean heavily on the "80s G.I. Joe cartoon" »

Bioshock 2 And The Triumph Of Nuance

Warning: This piece contains massive spoilers for the Bioshock series and System Shock 2. "Would you kindly?" These three words, more than any other, define the »