A couple of new blogs have popped up on my radar over the last few weeks that have provided some insightful discussion into the topic of games, gaming, and game design. These are quality blogs that I’d like to give a shout out too.
First up, I saw a post by Wolfshead recommending a blog called, That’s A Terrible Idea. It’s written by a couple of self-confessed amateur game designers, Evizaer and Motstandet and covers the area of game design focusing on MMO design. These guys have put up a number of thought provoking posts on the subject of game design, and while I don’t necessarily agree with all they have to say, there’s a lot that I do agree with. But it’s definitely not light reading, at least not without my big cup of coffee first.
The second blog that I discovered, was from a post by Genda where he mentions getting involved in a collaborative blog with a few other well known game bloggers: JoBildo, Brent Breaux, and Oakstout among them. The blog of course is I’m Talkin’ Games or ITG for short. These guys have each been blogging about games in general, and MMORPGs in particular for some time now and the quality of their writing reflects that. I was also pretty darn impressed with the look and feel of the blog itself, very well done, very professional look.
Both these blogs are definitely worth reading, and if you use a feed reader like Google Reader, they are well worth adding so that you won’t miss any posts.