Jim Ward is a game designer, fantasy author, and design partner on GiantLands. He is also a really fun guy! On this episode, Jim and Andrew discuss Jim’s early days at TSR and what he loves about GiantLands!
Dr. Anthony Bean joins Andrew to design a next generation, interactive, and immersive Legend of Zelda Theme Park!
Check out his:
Geek Therapy Training (https://www.geektherapytraining.com/)
@cheapshot from the CheapBeats record label joins the podcast to design a Chiptune Theme Park! Join the process of turning this incredible music aesthetic into a visual world to explore.
This episode features a lot of music, check the transcript for track titles. Oh yeah, we have transcripts now–on AmusementSparks.com!
Check out James’ record label: cheapbeats.net
Transcript and other goodies: amusementsparks.com
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High five! nic brings us another groundbreaking and pulse-pounding theme park concept. Always great having this guy on the show, and this episode is a ton of fun!
What if the Super Mario universe was turned into a theme park? One without the limitations of budget, functionality, or tradition? Strap into the rainbow road transit as we brainstorm our dream Super Mario Theme Park!
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GiantLands Kickstarter Live Now! Ends 12/13/2019
On this episode, Stephen and Andrew discuss:
Early Dungeons & Dragons
Working with Legends
Grognards vs. Creatives: Different Play Styles.
The Transition from Wargaming to Role Playing
Zack Hartzman from @heylistengames_ (heylistengames.org) joins to create a theme park based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar series. This theme park has a very unique structure that represents the different cultures from the nations in the series.
Fate, free will, or physics? Rebirth. Social connections in gaming. Finite and Infinite Games.
The incredible action/adventure video game series serves as inspiration for this theme park. @johnathonoscar, codesigner of our Portal and Bioshock them parks, joins to create this super fun concept.
Check out his YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYEjr7GR70REmtQ82Kp_XQ) and Podcast (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/horns-wings-an-issuebyissue-saga-podcast)
Andrew Spohn and Stephen Dinehart begin a discussion on GiantLands, a new role-playing game (and upcoming park) created by Stephen and James M. Ward. Let us know what you think!