017 : Three Things You Need To Know!

What must you know? At a recent game challenge, I met Matt Trobbiani, the creator of HackNet. After I got to know him, I thought it’d be fun to invite him on as a guest. To ensure that Game Design Zen stays zen, I recorded this for him. It’s three things we should all know.

  • Games Competition (00:35)
  • Matt Trobbiani – Creator of HackNet (01:45)
  • Guests vs Interviews (03:00)
  • A Connection – Like a New Hire (05:00)
  • Yes … And (7:00)
    • A Knife In the Back
    • No Buts!
    • Working Together in Everything
  • Interest Curve (13:45)
  • Story (18:00)
    • “How Come You Never Talk About Story?” (20:20)
    • Tell To Win – Peter Guber
      • Question/Challenge
      • Emotional Struggle
      • Galvanizing Conclusion (with a Twist)
  • Zen Moment (26:10)
    • This means you!

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The interest curve - initial spike, rising spikes, and a climax (ending immediately afterwards)

The interest curve – initial spike, rising spikes, and a climax (ending immediately afterwards)

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