Design Thinking Games

Design Thinking Games

Design Thinking Games examines the player experience of live action, tabletop, and video games.

Episodes

October 24, 2022 51 min

Listen now (51 min) | The big fish is revealed to be Sophia Prater, Chief Evangelist of OOUX. Our heroes learn about the history of object-oriented UX and the design of Sophia's new game. We finally review the results of this season's great challenge: Moonlighter! Read the transcript.

Things discussed on this episode:

  • 01:10 Sophia Prater
  • 02:15 Axure
  • 09:14 Object Orientated UX (OOUX)
  • 13:17 Atomic Design
  • 14:52 Thinking in Servic...
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    Listen now (24 min) | Having overcome the collective horde, our heroes are confronted with their greatest challenge: a really big ****ing space fish. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 3:05 Elden Ring
  • 4:06 Resident Evil Village
  • 9:00 It Takes Two
  • 12:48 Mad Max
  • 13:18 God Of War
  • 15:27 Stray
  • 17:32 Simon's Quest
  • 17:51 Dying Light
  • 21:46 Breath of the Wild
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    September 26, 2022 33 min

    Listen now (34 min) | After having an allergic reaction to the sci-fi feline, our heroes return to space and are immediately confronted by a gamer collective armada! Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 2:11 Dragula
  • 4:42 PopCon
  • 7:22 LPGWV
  • 17:21 Motown Tilt
  • 17:47 Mortal Kombat
  • 19:16 Pac-Man
  • 20:51 PewDiePie
  • 21:19 Pokemon Go
  • 23:14 Okami
  • 24:41 Evil Within
  • 27:07 Sailor Moon R
  • 28:48 Pittsburgh Dad
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    August 28, 2022 33 min

    Listen now (33 min) | Surviving the asteroid field, our heroes pass a nearby planet, and run into a friendly sci-fi feline and his robot companion. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 0:53 Stray
  • 5:44 Death Stranding
  • 17:53 Elden Ring
  • 24:24 Horizon Forbidden West
  • 25:41 Splatoons 3
  • 27:09 Tunic
  • 27:36 Evil Dead
  • 27:47 Ghostwire Tokyo
  • 28:06 Bioshock
  • 29:02 Moonlighter
  • 29:15 Cult of the Lamb
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    August 14, 2022 34 min

    Listen now (34 min) | After communing with the game designer, our heroes blast through a dense asteroid field made up of simulator, voice chat, collaboration, totaling, karma, and other game mechanic rocks. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:33 Stray
  • 2:21 Goat Simulator
  • 2:35 Maneater
  • 4:20 Fly Simulator
  • 7:34 Hell Let Lose
  • 9:40 Battlefield 4
  • 10:39 Friday the 13th
  • 13:14 Dead by Daylight
  • 15:48 Spy Vs. Spy
  • 16:28 Oregon Trai...
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    Listen now (37 min) | After leaving summer camp, our heroes have a chance encounter with a game designer of some renown. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:53 AEGIS Combining Robots
  • 12:15 Magic the Gathering
  • 12:42 Warhammer 40K
  • 20:02 Gloomhaven
  • 23:15 Protospiel
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    July 18, 2022 35 min

    Listen now (36 min) | After exploring heroic tropes and struggles, our adventurers receive an urgent distress signal. Tracing the origins of the signal, our heroes travel to a strange and unknown mining planet, where the source of the signal is coming from a summer camp. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:33 The Quarry
  • 9:23 House of Ashes
  • 10:32 Until Dawn
  • 27:34 The Devil in Me
  • 31:23 Detroit: Become Human
  • 32:22 Litt...
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    July 3, 2022 30 min

    Listen now (32 min) | Bidding the space adventurers a good journey, our heroes explore what it is about last stands and struggles against oppressive forces that makes a great hero. Patreon!

    Follow us on Twitter @DTGamesPodcast.
    Follow us on TikTok @designthinkinggames.
    Subscribe on Twitch at DesignThinkingGames.

    Tim Broadwater is @uxbear on Twitter.
    Michael Schofield is @schoeyfield on Twitter.

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    June 20, 2022 32 min

    Listen now (32 min) | Narrowly escaping the asteroid field, our heroes are joined by space adventurers Christopher Kincaid and Jared Kaplan of Lonely Hero Games. The four explore designing games and starting a game design studio. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 17:44 Codenames
  • 17:48 5 Minute Mystery
  • 18:21 Bank Heist
  • 18:45 Hungry for Humans
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    June 6, 2022 33 min

    Listen now (34 min) | After leaving PAX East on planet royale, our heroes must carefully navigate an asteroid field made up of geocaching, augmented reality, and location-based games. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 02:18 Sea of Thieves
  • 02:49 Letterboxing
  • 11:36 Ready Player One
  • 13:30 Rabbids
  • 16:29 Pokemon Go
  • 18:09 Ingress Prime
  • 19:32 Harry Potter Wizards Unite
  • 20:48 World of Warcraft
  • 24:06 Pikmin Bloom
  • 27:29 ...
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    May 22, 2022 37 min

    Listen now (37 min) | In a tiny realm on the planet royale our heroes discover a town called Boston, knee-deep in a festival of games called PAX East. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 05:09 Aron's Gift
  • 09:50 Dead Cells
  • 16:31 Rescue Pets
  • 20:59 Aegis
  • 22:55 Pocket Paragons
  • 26:08 Dragoon
  • 26:25 Life Siphon
  • 29:02 Reap
  • 30:49 Drinking Quest Six Pack
  • 35:21 Stream Queens
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    May 8, 2022 32 min

    Listen now (32min) | After exiting the Roguelike-Like star system, our heroes stop by a neighboring planet to study the native battle royale games like PUBG, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Fall Guys, and Tetris 99. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 00:43 Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt
  • 02:33 Fortnight
  • 05:18 Vampire the Masquerade
  • 07:20 PUBG
  • 10:43 Apex Legends
  • 11:52 Battlefield V
  • 14:03 Call of Duty
  • 14:12 Fall Guys
  • 19:32 Dead ...
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    Listen now (38min) | Our heroes successfully escape the asteroid field but find themselves on the precipice of a new challenge… the Roguelike-Like star system! Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 02:32 Rogue
  • 04:57 King's Quest
  • 10:50 Hades
  • 12:07 Binding of Isaac
  • 14:04 Faster Than Light
  • 19:36 Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • 19:48 Tomb of Horrors
  • 20:19 BIT.TRIP RUNNER
  • 22:41 Cadence of Hyrule
  • 24:29 Cuphead
  • 27:53 Mass Effect
  • 29:29 ...
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    April 10, 2022 34 min

    Listen now (34min) | As our heroes navigate through an asteroid field of single-player RPGs they discuss Thousand Year Old Vampire, Unknown, and player difficulty settings. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 5:22 One Thousand Year Old Vampire
  • 13:52 MAGfest
  • 14:46 Sailor Moon
  • 15:27 Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • 16:13 Unkown
  • 17:38 Pandemic
  • 19:55 Forbidden Desert
  • 23:02 Casting Shadows
  • 24:45 Elden Ring
  • 27:38 Sekiro: Shadows D...
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    Listen now (29 min) | Our heroes discuss players going off the rails, what tools people use to run games, community support for games, and an app to deal with the stress of working in UX and technology. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:35 Dungeones & Dragons
  • 11:09 Roll 20
  • 13:08 Owl Bear
  • 15:27 Tabletop Audio
  • 20:12 Jocks Machina
  • 20:48 Dungeons & Daddies
  • 20:53 Queens of Adventure
  • 21:46 Thingiverse
  • 23:04 We Croa...
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    March 13, 2022 47 min

    Listen now (47 min) | After many months in cryogenic sleep, our heroes emerge from their pods and record the first captain’s log of this adventure. So much of the world passed them by: GOTY Awards, Microsoft acquiring Activision, and Nintendo’s 2022 announcements. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:32 It Takes Two
  • 10:50 Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • 12:37 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  • 13:29 Hell Let Loose
  • 17:21 Fury of Dra...
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    February 21, 2022 7 min

    Listen now (8 min) | As our heroes get ready to blast into space, they discuss the changes that are happening with their communiqué over the next year. Read the transcript.

    Support the show on Patreon!

    Follow us on Twitter @DTGamesPodcast.
    Follow us on TikTok @designthinkinggames.
    Subscribe on Twitch at DesignThinkingGames.

    Tim Broadwater is @uxbear on Twitter.
    Michael Schofield is @schoeyfield on Twitter.

    Send us...

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    February 2, 2022 37 sec

    Listen now (37 sec) | Our fantastic and new season two intro for Design Thinking Games, a Gaming and User Experience podcast. Read the transcript.

    Support the show on Patreon!

    Follow us on Twitter @DTGamesPodcast.
    Follow us on TikTok @designthinkinggames.
    Subscribe on Twitch at DesignThinkingGames.

    Tim Broadwater is @uxbear on Twitter.
    Michael Schofield is @schoeyfield on Twitter.

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    November 5, 2021 33 sec

    Listen now (43 min) | Upon entering the castle our heroes are instantly transported to a universe of advanced technologies, odd alien species, and sentient artificial beings. Could this be home to the most usable game? Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 0:50 Mass Effect
  • 7:54 Until Dawn
  • 10:27 Call of Cthulhu
  • 13:20 Final Fantasy
  • 16:50 Starfinder
  • 20:42 The Witcher
  • 31:40 Mass Effect 4
  • 33:27 Pokemon
  • 34:19 Mass Effect 5e
  • 36:23...
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    Listen now (32 min) | After bidding farewell to the village, our heroes spot a castle in the distance. In order to get the caste, our heroes must survive a series of narrative choices, leading them to the castle gates. Read the transcript.

    Games discussed on this episode:

  • 1:09 House of Ashes
  • 2:00 Until Dawn
  • 5:26 Man of Medan
  • 8:31 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • 15:49 Resident Evil
  • 20:47 Little Hope
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