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Updated Oct 12th, 2023 from Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Now MakingI'm working on a puzzle game for mobile phones with Chapin Boyer.
Now PlayingI've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in sporadic bursts. I find a 45-60 minute play session just about enough to finish a shrine and approximately one more objective – making for a satisfying play session. I also started playing Baldur's Gate 3 and oh boy, it is slow going. Larian Studios has perfectly captured that feeling of a tabletop campaign; so many things to do and so little time to do them all.
Now ReadingI've been reading A Playful Production Process by Richard Lamarchand. The density of useful information in the book is incredibly high; my copy is marked with post-it flags every few pages. Lamarchand's writing style is clear and he shares his experience without reservation. After every chapter I pause to playtest the book's process with my own design process – usually with positive results.
I also just finished reading How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand, one of the top recommendations on Derek Sivers' book list. Fascinating read from a subject I would never have picked personally. I found it interesting how Brand jumps back and forth between practical details and philosophical musings. My reading of Brand's main idea is that we should apply the iterative process to buildings and our lives – we need to allow space for change and we need to constantly work on incremental change ourselves, before major change is forced upon us by nature itself.