mechanics as metaphor
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April 20, 2012
Bon Voyage is a tabletop simulation made to be used as a team building activity.
Players are divided into groups of roughly five and given the player sheets. At that point, the players are to believe they are participating in a cruise simulation. The narrative takes a...
Equality is a digital platformer that uses mechanics as metaphor to deliver a message to the player.
Equality is a game that was developed in approximately four weeks. Utilizing platformer mechanics of jumping and collecting coins, Equality is meant to be a metaphor fo...
March 23, 2012
A Hog-Killin' Time is a western themed tabletop RPG based on humorous interactions between the players, GM, and NPCs.
Set in the Old West, A Hog-Killin' Time aims to provide a hilarious experience for all participants. The goal of the players is to collect the most rid...
Balance Your Life is a digital strategy game in which the player must balance work and leisure.
When I started this game, I knew I wanted to develop a strategy game that used player choice as a major influence on the player's own story. From this decision came the idea...
February 10, 2012
HomeMaker is digital experimental narrative RPG where the player is thrown into life as a stay-at-home parent.
I began this project with the hopes of creating an RPG experience that was designed to convey a message to players about stay-at-home parents. Ideally, the pl...
December 17, 2011
phobia is a two-player asymmetrical tabletop strategy game where one player plays as the human survivors, and the other plays as the phobias.
This game began with a mechanic: one player having the ability to build walls while the other has the ability to destroy these...
December 10, 2011
Victim is an experimental puzzle game in which the player must choose emotional responses as they confront a bully.
Victim is a 2D narrative puzzle game based on player choice and emotions that uses a puzzle-based mechanic to deliver an emotional experience to players...
November 19, 2011
Team Fortress 2: The Board game is a tabletop adatation of the popular digital FPS team game.
Creating a physical version of a digital game was an amazing experience. Finding a set of mechanics that gave players a similar feeling to the mechanics utilized in the digita...
October 12, 2011
Outbreak is a live-action zombie-tag game where players make use of Nerf blasters.
Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a live-action game that is played on numerous college campuses. It was originally developed by a group of students at Goucher College in 2005. In 2010, a gro...
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