Going Out of Date

Corporate America is a very topical game. It’s about the present, with lots of references to current companies, current political movements, and the current state of the country. In many ways, this helps the game stand out. But it’s also a potential weakness. Cyrus at Father Geek brought this up as one of the worst […]

Corporate America: The Origin Story

Ever wonder how Corporate America came to be? If the Kickstarter is successful, it will become a real board game, just like Monopoly or Illuminati! Right now, it’s a handful of prototypes scattered across the world and some files on my computer. But the game began as only a vague idea in my mind, and […]

Can my %@#! Kid Play Corporate America?

During a playtest of Corporate America a few months ago (immortalized in the beautiful presidential portrait over there), one player suggested bringing the game to play with some students she mentors. She thought they might learn a thing or two from the game. After discussing it for a bit, some players became very opposed to […]

In Case You Live Under a Rock without Internet Access…

It’s official! Corporate America is now live on Kickstarter! Woooooo! First thing’s first, I want to thank all of you who have already pledged support for the project. I’ve been blown away by the generosity I’ve seen over the past few days. I really appreciate your vote of confidence. Kickstarter campaigns are exciting! I don’t […]

Design Analysis: 7 Wonders

Those of who know me know I’m a huge fan of the game Magic: the Gathering. Many, many game enthusiasts are huge fans of this game. And what’s not to like? (Other than the price…) Magic has been around for nearly 20 years, and for good reason. The game has more layers than I could […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Breathe

No, I’m not suggesting you hold your breath until the Corporate America Kickstarter goes live. (Even though it’s almost close enough to be safe–it’s going up Monday!) I’m just trying to share some of the wisdom I’ve learned from working on movies for the Corporate America Kickstarter over the past two weeks. Last time, I […]

Kickstarter Video Preview

Last week I talked a little about the Kickstarter video I was working on. I mentioned I wanted to give you a sneak peak, but couldn’t because of editing problems. Turns out editing is pretty tough! It’s fun, but definitely a big challenge. Well, today I managed to get something together for you!

And… Cut

I’ve discussed before that one of the coolest things about making games is how many different skill sets it takes. It turns out, being indie requires even more. Not only do you have to conceive of and create a game, you have to be able to sell it. In today’s world of instant media, one […]