Feedback Loop: Many choices, or none, make a game.

May 09 Comments Off on Feedback Loop: Many choices, or none, make a game. Category: Feed, Games, Nightmare Mode

Is just one choice all it takes to turn a novel into a video game? Before you say yes, consider when a game is created out of many choices and when we are left with none.

Richard Eisenbeis looks at Katawa Shoujo in an April 24 Kotaku article. Eisenbeis holds up the dating sim/visual novel as proof that one choice is all it takes to turn a novel into a game. It is a shallow analysis and the implication that one can stick a choice in a novel and have a game is just false.

If we step away from the screen with only Eisenbeis’s assertion, we lose out on understanding what developers have to do to take a story and turn it interactive.

Creating a good game means understanding the times when a million choices create an interactive work and the instances where no choices are required.

Why blog comments are worth having.

January 05 Comments Off on Why blog comments are worth having. Category: Amplify, Feed

I very much agree, comments are an important part of a site, a vital place where you can engage your community. They are very much worthwhile.

I have a few of my own thoughts on the topic here: http://aramzs.me/5bClipped from digiphile.wordpress.comOn the value of blog commentsOver at GigaOm, Matthew Ingram weighs in on whether blogs should […]

Are timestamps part of your site? They should be.

September 15 Comments Off on Are timestamps part of your site? They should be. Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText

On the web everything is in the present, but that doesn’t mean it is presently relevant or even accurate. Timestamps are an essential component of any online content you create. Timestamps are enormously important to participants with online content. While the content you are authoring may not always have relevance, it will always be on the web, sometimes […]
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Friday synthesis post: Are comments part of your narrative?

September 09 Comments Off on Friday synthesis post: Are comments part of your narrative? Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText

I think that there is another commenting issue that should be addressed. Comments on a blog post or article are narrative-additive artifacts.

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