It’s been a couple of months since Tanya Kan gave a thorough energetic seminar about Game Theory, with a small focus on strategy @Indesolgy. For those of you who couldn’t make it, Tanya is an Indie Game Designer and 3D product artist who experiments with reflexive experiences in new media and game forms. Her inspirational influences in game design stem from a political science and film theory background.
The seminar itself was based around risk-and-reward structures and how players experience feelings of rewarded, validated, and connected in the virtual space of a game, whether they are games experienced in next-gen virtual reality headsets and 3D worlds or through the primacy of text. Tanya also discussed psychology, semiology, and how this affects player interactions.
To find out more:
We tweeted this seminar live so you can checkout the highlights around Feb 2nd 2014 @Indesology.
We absolutely love Tanya’s intelligently bubbly personality and hope she will join us again. She is currently working on a game prototype, Babel, which is about a reunion of lost friends across ideological divisions in a foreign city. Bable will be released soon, very soon. Keep a lookout for it!
Thank you Tanya, for all of your hard work and precious time.
You can find out more about Tanya and what she is up to here.
For those who have been waiting patiently for a run down of some of the sites and indie games mentioned in Tanya’s presentation. Here they are below, in all of their glory.
Also a special thank you to the videographer of this seminar. Check him out George Macharashvili here: http://vimeo.com/68539096.
Games that Tanya mentioned:
Aardwolf Mud – http://www.aardwolf.com/ Super Meat Boy – Team Meat – http://supermeatboy.com/ Eve Online – CCP Games – http://www.eveonline.com/ Bioshock Infinite – Irrational Games – http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/ Epic Citadel Coaster – Epic Games for Oculus Rift demo Outlast – Red Barrels – http://redbarrelsgames.com/ The Yawhg – Damian Sommer – http://www.theyawhg.com/ Dys4ia – Anna Anthropy – http://auntiepixelante.com/