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Darkenfloxx the Guilt Away

Darkenfloxx the Guilt Away is based on the short story Escape from Spiderhead. It is a strategic dice game in which players compete to be the first one to escape from spiderhead by overdosing on the misery-inducing drug called Darkenfloxx. … Continue reading

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DtGA Design Document

Darkenfloxx the Guilt Away Kill yourself before you cause any more suffering. I don’t know if I want the final game design to be like this. I may just rework the entire thing. ~Roman

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Roman’s Point-of-View Game: The Social Ladder

Rules Document This game seeks represents the coming-of-age struggle of trying to fit into a social group, staying true to yourself and becoming popular~~ Edit: Added a paragraph to the rules document. Old version can still be found here.

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Reading Notes 6

1. In Braid, the embedded narrative involves a man traveling through worlds, attempting to find and save a princess and piece together the puzzle of what happened when she was kidnapped. In the end, he arrives at a world where … Continue reading

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Reading Notes 5

I played the Anti-Monopoly board game in class, which has a clear polemical message–that monopolists use dirty tricks and unfair tactics to drive out competitors. This message is made especially clear in the monopolist cards that a monopolist can draw. … Continue reading

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Let’s Roll!

This is a competitive three-player game plus one game master. Roll the ball around and try to satisfy the game master’s whim! http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Spring11/157A/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Lets-Roll.pdf ~Roman

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Reading Response 3

1a) Finding a game with a perfectly level playing field is almost impossible. In the first place, any game where players take turns is already inherently unbalanced; someone must go first and someone must go last and that means that … Continue reading

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Robo Rodeo Rampage

Here is the updated design document! ~Roman Chang

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Rodeo Rampage: Rough Design Doc

Gives the basic rules and design of Rodeo Rampage (working title >.<) http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Spring11/157A/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Rodeo-Rampage.pdf ~Roman

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Gaming Definition Reading Response – Roman

1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? Salen & Zimmerman give a lot of definitions or descriptions of games, finding fault with each of them, including their own … Continue reading

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