Design Principles of Raph Koster

Raph Koster has undoubtedly changed the world of gaming. He was the lead designer of the legendary Ultima Online and the creative director behind Star Wars Galaxies. In 2004, he wrote A Theory of Fun for Game Design which highlights our desire to learn as the driving force behind why we play games and what […]

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Do Great Things

Today, I am going to give you the secret to happiness.  Whether you consider yourself an altruistic, giving person, or you are purely self-interested in living your best life;  there is one guaranteed path to improve your sense of purpose, well-being and gratitude.     Help those less fortunate than you.     This past […]

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Understanding Bitcoin

Most people at this point have heard of “Bitcoin” but few know what it is or why it is so popular.   The market value of bitcoin has grown at an astonishing rate, even faster than that of “Unicorn” stocks like Amazon.   If you had invested $1000 in Bitcoin at the beginning of 2017, it […]

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Steemit Update

Hello and Welcome to JustinGary.com! I’ve taken a break from posting here, but not from writing!  You can find many of my recent articles on game design, lifestyle design and philosophy on Steemit.com/@jg02  Please check out my work there and leave a comment to let me know what you think! -Justin

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Component Development

Welcome to Part 5 of a 6 part series on how to design collectible games. You can find the other parts here: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Engine Design Part 3: Engine Development Part 4: Component Design Component Development is where the rubber hits the road. Each piece must fit together in a way that […]

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