Game Design

Complex Simplicity

Complex Simplicity

In Our Story, the Houseplant Games team talks about the things that make us who we are, from stories of how we came together to the times we could have broken apart. There's lots to learn about relationships, game design, and life in general.

This week, JR talks about the process of bringing Shoudo all the way from rough-hewn idea to fully-fledged game, and takes some time to explain the design decisions that helped make it the game it is today.

Un-risky Board Games

Un-risky Board Games

Ah, family game night. A phrase as synonymous with fun as it is with fighting. No one delights in losing, but the thrill of slightly missing victory or making risky plays can still make competition enjoyable. While the ‘true’ enjoyment of a game night is socializing and eating copious amounts of pizza until midnight, the best game nights and the worst game nights I’ve ever had with friends or family are always separated by one thing: the quality of the game.