Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SnoutCast #148: Newbie Game RFP

This week, we talk to Larry Hosken and Scott Royer III about a "Newbie Game" concept which Scott helped originate and which Larry has since developed into The Octothorpean Order—and would like to finish next year, with your help!

[ Download mp3 - 26 MB ]

00:59 - "modern"
01:51 - acronym expansion (and the actual RFP doc)
02:21 - like a phoenix, rising from the DASHes
04:05 - Larry's online puzzle hunt thing (as seen on SnoutCast in 2010 and at GC Summit 2011)
05:15 - how does one teach people to solve puzzles?
08:44 - DeeAnn enjoyed the MegaHard stamps
09:14 - how Scott prepared for his first event, BANG 16
12:16 - who is the audience for the Newbie Game?
15:51 - in other words, RUN MORE GAMES :)
18:01 - how would newbies transition from the online hunt to live events?
22:36 - help wanted!
25:11 - plug-o-rama: Spaceteam, Amnesia Fortnight Game Jam, Puzzle Hunt Calendar
28:20 - The End

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Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "Re: Your Brains" by Jonathan Coulton

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