Interested in some Macintosh games from the mid-90s? Try these:
You should go check out my
Blog (on Tumblr).
4/5/13 - Finally put up the slides for my GDC Narrative Summit 2013 talk Seven (or so) Techniques for Writing a Moral Game on the
11/18/12 - Put up the slides for my MIGS Brain Dump 2012 session at the Montreal International Game Summit on the
3/10/12 - The slides for my GDC 2012 talk Cinematic Game Design IV - Character & Empathy are now up on the
2/10/12 - The next Game Developer's Conference is right around the corner. Marty Stoltz and I
will be doing the fourth installment in our Cinemaitic Game Design series, showing how cinematic techniques can be incorporated
into gameplay without removing interactivity. This talk is about Character & Empathy and is Wednesday at 3:30. If you have any empathy or character, you'll come see us.
3/2/11 - The slides for my GDC 2011 talk Seven Ways a Video Game Can Be Moral are now up on the
2/24/11 - In exactly one week I'll be talking at the Game Developer's Conference,
this year on "Seven Ways a Video Game Can Be Moral". It's my seventh talk in six years. As usual, it'll
be a montage of film/TV/literature/game examples. It'll be entertaining and, yes, the talk itself does have
a moral. I've also updated the games page to better
reflect what I'm working on these days (though it's still a secret).
3/16/10 - I finally posted the slides for my two Game Developer's Conference 2010 talks, Five Ways a Video Game Can Make You Cry
and Environmental Narrative: Your World is Your Story
on the writings page.
1/18/10 - I will be giving two talks,
one on Environmental Narrative and one more light hearted and personal titled "Five Ways a Computer Game Can Make You Cry", at this year's
Game Developer's Conference, March 11th through 13th in San Francisco.
If you're there, stop on by, I promise to keep them entertaining.
11/03/09 - I did a "Greatest Hits" edition of Cinematic Game Design at the MIT Gambit Game Lab last week, for the comparative
media department. The audio is available in podcast/streaming format
11/02/09 - Added slides (tho no video) for my Philadelphia GameX Industry Summit Keynote, Homage or Swipe? Inspiration or Rip-Off? On the Origins of Game Ideas
talk, which I also gave at the MIT Gambit Game Lab. Check them out on the Writings page.
3/26/09 - Added non-video version of slides from my GDC presentation, Cinematic Game Design III: Action.
Check them out on the Writings page.
6/1/08 - Finally put up the Drakan: The Ancients' Gates Postmortem I wrote for Game Developer magazine in the Writings section.
This is a longer version than they ran, with extra images as well. 2002 doesn't seem so long ago now...
2/24/08 - Added non-video version of slides from my Stories Best Played panel from the Game Developer's Conference. Check them out here.
1/5/08 - Updated the Games Page with what I've been up to lately. Also, I will be speaking at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference, on February 20th to be precise. I'll be moderating and speaking on a panel entitled "Stories Best Played." Come check it out.
Richard Rouse III
"I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed
Get down, get undressed
Get pretty but you and me,
We got the kingdom, we got the key
We got the empire, now as then,
We don't doubt, we don't take direction,
Lucretia, my reflection, dance the ghost with me
- from Lucretia My Reflection by Sisters of Mercy
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