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D6G Ep 178: Mulling User Experience Mechanics & High Heavens Thoughts

Ryan Lesser is in the third Chair!  Ryan has been helping build great rhythm games (Rockband, Dance Central) at Harmonix for years.  And he's also designed and released High Heavens, an innovative two player strategy game.

Since we've got Ryan on the show we thought we'd talk about something common to both video games and board games, the user experience.  How does his video game experience impact the user experience in board games he designs and plays.

Later we dive into High Heavens.  What inspired Ryan to build the game, how does it play, and what to Craig and Russ think of it?

 And don't miss the exciting results of our Stronghold Games "Space Cadets: Away Missions" contest.  With a special cameo from Stephen Buonocore.

 All that plus: 

- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice 
- The Hollywood Minute
- App of the Ep
-  & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.


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 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep:  1 hr 11 min

Mulling UX Mechanics: 1 hr 16 min 

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 0 min

Hollywood Minute: 2 hr 6 min

Contest Results: 2 hr 11 min

High Heavens:  2 hr 27 min


 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog:

Russ's Blog:

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link



Direct download: D6GEp178.mp3
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