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Joshua A.C. Newman
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I'm looking forward to nerdling with you guys next year!
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Jim's little books are unusual and beautiful.
 
I spend a little time talking about small form factor games and adventures, some of which I've edited. Links to games are in the video description if you're interested in picking anything up.

And if you want a physical copy of The Explorer's Tale:
1) Let me know,
2) Send me a few bucks for materials and postage,
3) I'll print and ship one to you.

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+Winchell Chung and all other humans will find this beautiful. 
Charlie Deck is based in New York City, and makes fantastic GIF art.
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Wow. And all in a very old 256-colors raster format!

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While I agree with Damo here, I think it's very important that readers (or players, or viewers, or whatever we call the viewers of your particular art) be able to associate your work with its creator. Because branding has been used for another thing, historically, as well: to obfuscate the relationship between creator and audience to the benefit of middlemen.
 
Branding for writers - just don't

Nicola Griffith has an excellent and in depth post up about the balancing act between developing depth of craft as a writer, and branding the art that comes of craft. Branded. It’s a brutal word for a brutal practice: a label burnt into the hide without…
Nicola Griffith has an excellent and in depth post up about the balancing act between developing depth of craft as a writer, and branding the art that comes of craft. Branded. It’s a brutal word fo...
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I'm not super articulate today. Let me try again. It seems to me that your definition assumes that the product has little/no value and its makers are unethically promoting it as something of value. So the way you define branding begs the question. Yes. The kind of branding you describe is bad. But there is also good branding, yes? No? 

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I remember when, as a 7-year-old, I felt like I was supposed to have an opinion about disco.

This article really lays out what the ducking deal is with these assholes and their bullshit.
 
Dang. Wonderful piece on where the Gamergate rage comes from. 
How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting? Read the #GamerGate tag and realize that underneath the anger is fear.
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Child victim of memetic warfare!

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This makes as much sense here as anywhere.
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That might be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

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VERY interesting description analysis of the doubling cube in Backgammon.

Interestingly, it's also a lot like the Doomsday Die in MFØ!

(Also just gave me a good idea.)
 
Games Precipice looks at backgammon's doubling cube, calling it "one of the greatest game concepts ever created" http://buff.ly/1vk2wj5 —WEM
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Somewhat reminds be of the skunk rule in cribbage. It doesn't offer a choice like the Doubling Die but the double win effect does encourage trailing players to not let up and play through. 
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If you're around Richmond VA, you might want to hit up +RavenCon and play some MFØ demos! There's goodies to be won!
 
Live in Virginia, going to +RavenCon  and wanting to get into all this! Well here is something to get you started! Come by my demo on Saturday and get your chance to win all this!
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I find them more useful once you have a solid core of usable parts, like form a BrickLink order or an order from mobilefra.me

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This is amazing. Thanks for sharing this incredible piece of art.
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Ahh. Neat!

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I want to binge watch this whole series now.
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So the nostrils are horrible empty dead eyes.

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Oo! Easy chance to get Questlandia!
 
Because October is my most favorite of months, Questlandia (book and PDF) will be on sale until Friday, October 31st at 11:59pm. Pass it on!
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Metatopia Indie Bazaar!

Do you have an independently published game? Want to sell it? Don't know if you want to sell it? Want to give it away? Want to actively discourage people from taking it and give you money?

Join us at the Metatopia Indie Bazaar!
• Get 100% of your sales income! The booth has no costs, so you don't, either!
• Learn about what other people are making and selling!
• Cover your con costs, food, and maybe more!

What do you have to do?
• Tell me you're doing it! It's easier for me to plan if you let me know.
• Learn what everyone's game is!
• Publish your own thing!
• Hang out at the booth and sell for some amount of time that works for everyone!
• If you can't be present, you'll pay us 10% of your sales to cover Square fees and stuff.

It's fine if you want to also sell through IPR, too! It's your business. You do what you want.
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Nope! Just meet us there! We'd have shot to coördinate at a bigger con, but Vinny just makes us at home. 
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Game designer, graphic designer
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  • the glyphpress
    Principal and game, product, book, and graphic designer, 1994 - present
  • the glyphpress
    Game, graphic, and designer, author, 1999 - present
  • Yale University School of Fine Arts
    Lecturer, 2001 - 2005
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Western Massachusetts
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Rhode Island - New Haven, Connecticut
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Making thought experiments about the world.
Introduction
Designer of Shock:Social Science Fiction and Shock:Human Contact. Designer, writer, and builder.
Education
  • Hampshire College
    Artificial life, artificial intelligence, religion, neurolinguistics, fine art, interface design, 1992 - 1999
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