Category Archives: The Lazy Designer

Sword Coast Legends

During the last couple years I have been fortunate to have a consulting role on Sword Coast Legends, a new Dungeons & Dragons RPG from N-Space. Today it went live on Steam… I encourage you to check it out! https://swordcoast.com/ A huge congratulations to the team at N-Space who have been working very hard on […]

Brent Returns (Briefly)

I realize it has been a long time since I’ve last posted here. I cannot really get into the details as to why yet, but my personal life has been rather messed up since January. I’m trying to focus on my kids as much as possible through a challenging time. That said, I intend to […]

The Next Game

Yes, “The Next Game” is the title of my second Lazy Designer book but today I actually want to talk about the next Unity prototype-game that I am actually working on. While building a technical framework to help me get Unity projects up and running faster I also started to think about what might be […]

Game Hauler Version 3 (Part 4 / ?) “The Big Design Change”

Note: This post has previously appeared on Gamasutra and via my newsletter. Jump to Part 1 (if you have not read it previously). (If you want to play the latest build before reading the commentary then scroll down to the end of this post.) PROTOTYPE 3 (BUILD# 0.0.4.0) When I started building my prototype I […]

State of Things

Okay, I haven’t been around much. Here’s a quick update! What’s Am I Doing? I’m finishing novel #7 (8? I’m starting to forget how many I’ve written). I wanted to participate in Nanowrimo this year so I’m ALSO working on another novel at the same time. Yes, writing two novels at the same time is […]

Preface: How to Start a Career in Game Design

Here’s the preface for the original Lazy Designer book. I’m posting this here as a supplement to my serialization of the Lazy Designer via my newsletter. If you would like to read “How to Start a Career in Game Design” then go and sign up now; the first post will hit this weekend. Preface Introduction […]

Newsletter Woes

Once again I’ve migrated my newsletter. Most readers have been moved over to it. However there are a few users who signed up to previous versions of the newsletter that weren’t on that list. If you did NOT receive a recent Newsletter mailing from me, then you are not signed up. Head over here to […]

GAME: HAULER VERSION 1 (PART 2 / ?)

Welcome to Part 2 in my new series describing my “Hauler” prototype. Links to the web and PC version are at the bottom of this post. (And you can read Part 1 here, if you haven’t). PROTOTYPE 1 (0.0.1.1) In the previous post I discussed the many (and serious) issues I had with my first […]

Minecraft? Microsoft? (The Builder Generation?)

As I write this it is still only rumor that Minecraft may be sold to Microsoft, so my rambling here might be completely irrelevant (but what is the Internet for anyways, if not to host my rambles?) Minecraft is a valuable product. I think in more ways than any other game, it has really infiltrated […]

Game: Hauler Version 0 (Part 1)

As I mentioned I have started to work on an almost-game. I said I would start releasing prior milestones and discussing them and so this is the first of those discussions. THE IDEA Up until Spring 2014 I had been tinkering with a couple different prototypes, including one that I had put a lot of […]