GDC 2012

on Mar 5, 2012
Here we are again, March has finally come and GDC 2012 has started. As always we hope to provide coverage for those of you who are interested in both game development and social science. As is typical in GDC the conference kicks off with a variety...

Game Analytics - An Interview with Dr. Dmitri Will...

on Jan 13, 2012
While I was at GDC Austin back in October (I have been side tracked by a dissertation) I was fortunate enough to meet and interview Dr. Dmitri Williams who is a cofounder and CEO of the analytics company Ninja Metrics and a Professor at USC. Below I...

The Daily Show on Tap Fish

on Dec 12, 2011
The Daily Show questions the addictive nature of games like Tap Fish. We have been wondering about the exploitative nature of games for some time her at M.P. I thought the CEOs explanation of the F2P business model and the argument that Tap Fish...

Jared Lorince (Video)

on Dec 5, 2011
Recently Jared Lorince presented a talk titled, “Get outta the lab and into the game: why there needs to be dialogue between game designers and behavioral scientists” at the 2nd evening of the IU TEDlike Salon, December 4th 2011 at...

GDC Online Keynote - John Vechey founder of PopCap...

on Oct 12, 2011
The GDC Online Keynote speech was presented by John Vechey, a hyper-successful college dropout who founded PopCap games with his three friends. Vechey's backstory is really cool, and if you like success stories you can read it here. For those of you...