Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SnoutCast #33: "Listener Mail"

In which we finally get around to answering our backlog of listener mail.

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00:58 - "peaceful"
01:40 - DeeAnn was a spider once...
03:52 - Scott asks about mystery games: Are there any good ones? Can they actually make you feel like you're solving a mystery?
14:10 - Stephanie wants more about designing hunts for novice solvers, especially young children.
23:33 - Greg blogged about Puzzlehunt taxonomy and genealogy.
25:49 - The End

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "Baby Got Back" by Jonathan Coulton

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CKL DeeAnn

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link!

Regarding mystery games, I found the Phoenix Wright video game series works for me- it's got the constraints you mentioned of only being able to do the things that the programmers intended, but those constraints make sense when you're in a courtroom following the rules of court, and what you do to advance the plot is more along the lines of solving pieces of the mystery than, say making a fake mustache out of cat fur. And I find it pretty funny.