It’s Dangerous! Episode 1 – Charles J Pratt

Charles J. Pratt
A professor at NYU’s Game Center, Freelance game designer, Blogger, and host of the podcast Another Castle.

Charles Pratt – NYU Game Center

No Quarter

Killer Queen Arcade

Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture

Gamer Theory

Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games

Progress Report! First Episode and E3 2017

So, I had my first interview today with Charles J Pratt, and it was awesome. It was a pleasure to have him as my first guest and it was great to get some feed back from him after the show.

I look forward to having more conversations with game academics and designers and to really dig deep in to the trenches that is Game Studies.

In other news, I picked up my 2017 E3 badge. It’s shaping up to be a pretty exciting week!

E3 2017

What is It’s Dangerous! Podcast about?

It’s Dangerous! Is a podcast aiming to shed light on the often hidden or forgotten parts of gaming. When we experience games, all games we only ever see a finished fleshed out system. When games are done right, we just play them. We don’t think of the time it took to design the game, balance the rules, tweak mechanics, until you have a playable game. That goes for any game, board, sport, social, mobile, video. They are all important, and all convey something and serve a purpose.

The game medium is timeless. We as humans have always played. I would like to explore that innate desire for structured play that many of us enjoy so much.

I would like to talk about games, and people. People and games. Thanks for reading.

— Anthony “cooldead” Pena