Ryan Cowler Recalls His Outlaw Days

Interview with designer Ryan Cowler (JurassAttack & SuperPLEX) on his newest game to hit Kickstarter from Green Couch Games, OutLawed!. In OutLawed! (which is a bluffing 2-4 player card game), players are bounty hunters trying to catch the most bandits.

Dan Goes Inside the Stop The Germs! Campaign

Simple Design Publishing is currently running the Stop the Germs Kickstarter campaign. Dan asks the creator about the infectious little campaign, the transition from self-publishing to publishing another designer’s game, and the pill bottle box design.

Daryl Andrews on the Crafting of Sagrada

Interview with Canadian designer Daryl Andrews, on his co-designed game Sagrada. For 2-4 players, Sagrada is a dice drafting game, where players are building stained glass windows of the famous Sagrada Família church is Barcelona. Sagrada is on Kickstarter right now and is already funded.

Lesson #7 – Child Safety Testing

This week, Dan takes us through his experience with child-safety testing of his game Dino Dude Ranch. For designers thinking about making games for children, this must-read post covers everything from who he used to test, to the costs of doing it, and whether he feels like it actually helped.

Lesson #5 – Interview with Mike Wokasch about building his audience for his first KS campaign, Starving Artists!

In Lesson #5, Dan interviews Mike Wokasch (of Fairway 3 Games) and co-founder of The Indie Game Report.  Dan asks about Mike’s Starving Artists campaign, how he did his pre-launch marketing, how he handled a very engaged backer community, and a bunch of other things.