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Zack Hiwiller
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Attended Carnegie Mellon University
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Zack Hiwiller. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I like this, but I feel that Active+Social = Learn is not a good synthesis. While watching, you are learning. While honing, you are learning. I'm having trouble coming up with a good replacement, however.
States-of-Play I recently saw this video of Richard Garfield speaking on the subject of luck and randomness in game design. More interesting to me were the four states of play he mentions in passing, but doesn't really dive too deeply into during the course of this discussion.
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This.
If someone can add zombies to Minesweeper (and do it well) then who am I to stop someone else from making a dice game out of firefighting? It has been done, and it's good.
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Time for a look back on November 2013 and take stock of how business is going. (You can see past sales reports here.) This month saw the launch of Nine Lives in the middle of the month, which boosted overall sales while other products were approaching their long-tail phase of life.
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  • Full Sail University
    Department Chair, 2011 - present
  • Independent Contractor
    Design Consultant, 2009 - 2013
  • Sky Parlor Studios
    Designer, 2012 - 2013
  • Electronic Arts
    Designer, 2004 - 2009
  • Gameloft
    Designer, 2010
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Game Designer, Educator, Writer, Bandersnatch
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Information Systems
  • University of Central Florida
    Modeling & Simulation
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