I had a great time this week speaking at the Freeplay festival! Freeplay is Australia’s longest-running and largest independent games festival, and it focuses on “fringes, spotlights grassroots makers, and acts as a response to and critique of the status quo.”
I participated remotely from Portland, where it was midnight. My talk partner Elie Abraham called in from Helsinki, where it was 9am. And our audience in Australia was watching at 5pm their time.
You can check out the talk here:
There’s also this amazing sketchnote, an illustrative record of the talk drawn as it was happening, by Jennifer Reuter from Melbourne (seen in the header of this post).
Below, you can find links and more information for all of the things I referenced during the conversation. Thanks for tuning in! Continue reading →
Really excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the first-ever Immersive Design Summit in San Francisco! I’m doing a presentation on environmental narrative and storytelling in a session with Jarrett Lantz and Jeff Leinenveber of Scout Expedition Co., creators of The Nest. I’ll be sure to share more from the session and event afterwards. For now, I just keep getting more and more excited as the lineup takes shape.
I caught up with my dear friend Mink Ette on her podcast Fun Times With Great People, where we talk about Halloween, what it means to be creepy, and spookiness in escape rooms. Plus, Mink agrees with me that possums are the best animals of all time! Give it a listen.
I’m so tired and proud after the PIGSquad Halloween fundraising stream. It was so much fun! In the end, we raised over $1,000 and streamed for 14.5 hours. It was the first time we’ve ever done something like this and it was a great success. Continue reading →