Want to join the conversation?

August 22nd, 2013

Hey guys. For the past few months, I’ve been part of a game design discussion group that have weekly meetings on Google Hangout and follow up, text-based discussion on social collaboration site, Rizzoma. My good friend Richard Terrell and I set this up and I must say, I think we have an awesome collection of members. The conversation between us is nothing like what exists out there in the current swamp of shallow games writing/criticism. So if you’re interested in discussing games critically (or even just reading critical game discussion), then leave a message in the comments and I’ll invite you in.

  • orion

    Interesting that certainly sounds.

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    Is that a “I’d love to join the game design discussion group”? If so, I can send you an invite.

  • Chris Johnson

    I know you’ve already chosen your discussion platform but have you seen this? http://www.discourse.org

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    Yes, I’ve seen this before and you already suggested this after I saw it. The flat threading doesn’t allow us to directly and neatly respond to points in an argument, the whole point of the group.

  • orion

    Yes it is.

  • Guest

    Hi Daniel,
    I read your blog and the Critical Gaming site for a very long time now, and I’m definitely interested in these kind of conversations.

  • Waugh

    Oups, i failed my login.

  • ArkhamJester

    I’m not sure just how active in the conversation I can be but if you’ll have me I’ll be glad to join.

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    We’d be happy to have you. We have people that participate everyday and those that participate once every two weeks or so. It’s totally flexible. You should get an invite into some of the weekly discussion threads soon and then an email about the next hangout sometime on the weekend.

  • ArkhamJester

    Uhh maybe I’m looking in the wrong places, but I never received my invite. Not in my Email nor through DIsqus. Maybe their hasn’t been a new discussion yet, but I can’t help but be curious, namely if I’m doing something wrong.

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    Hey, we missed the ‘a’ at the front of your email address, should all be good now. :D

  • Pingback: Daniel Primed:: Hobbyist Game Analysis » Wario Book and Book #2 Release Details

  • Ava Avane Dawn

    I’d like to join as well. :) It’s piqued my interest at least. avaavanedawn[at]gmail.com is my email.

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    Hey there. Thanks for your interest. I’ve signed you up to a few of our article-based discussions and once I get permission (I’ve been absent for the past two text-based meeting discussions), I’ll invite you into the weekly discussion threads. You should also get an email over the weekend about the Google Hangouts. Participate as much as you want. We have people that are active daily and others that post something once a month, it’s all up to you. If you have any problems, just hit me up at danielprimed@gmail.com (Pro-tip: Click the minimise tab on the right when you start off, makes things more manageable).

  • http://pixeliando.blogspot.com/ Zidanix

    Hi there! I don’t know if the discussion group is still going but am very interested in joining. I’m 30 yearls old and work as a psychology professor in Mexico. Happy holidays to all!

  • KirbyKid

    The discussion is still going strong. 31 Sunday meetings in a row! I send out the invites via email/google calendar. You can post your email here, or reach me directly via my email at ADarkDreame[at]gmail.com

    All are welcomed.

  • BloodPudding

    I’d love to join the group, please!

  • Gregory Livingston

    If you’re still taking members, I’d like to join. Looking through the comments below, it sounds like you don’t need any additional info from me, is that right? Anyway, thanks for the opportunity.

  • Eric Neuhaus

    Seems like I’m a few months late to the party, but your Wario Land book brought me this way and I’m very interested in joining this group. Still accepting members?

  • KirbyKid

    We are currently meeting. I don’t know if you’ll get this in time but it’s worth a try. We still meet every week.

    https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/YWRhcmtkcmVhbWVyQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ.1is9sqbb9crma52lpoqospkn2k

  • KirbyKid

    We are currently talking. I don’t know if you’ll get this in time but it’s worth a try. We still meet every week.

    https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/YWRhcmtkcmVhbWVyQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ.1is9sqbb9crma52lpoqospkn2k

  • KirbyKid

    We are currently chatting. I don’t know if you’ll get this in time but it’s worth a try. We still meet every week.

    https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/YWRhcmtkcmVhbWVyQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ.1is9sqbb9crma52lpoqospkn2k

  • David Eisner

    Hey, I’m a game designer in training at DigiPen Institute of Technology. I thought your analysis of Wario Land 4 was fantastic, I’d love to join your group.

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    Thanks David. Sorry that I didn’t get around to your comment sooner. We’ll be signing you up to the mailing list so that you can get all the info on the meetings etc. Hope to see you there. :)

  • http://www.geekygamerguru.com/ Dionysis Tsirigotis

    Hi Daniel, I’m currently a journalism student looking to get into games writing/(critiquing possibly?). I would love to participate in any future discussions you might have, if you’ll have me. I find the topic incredibly interesting and would love to expand my knowledge/strength on the subject. Hopefully, I’ll be able to contribute :) Thanks!

  • http://danielprimed.com/ Daniel Primed

    Hey Dionysis,

    Sorry that I’ve taken so long to get back to you. I’ve forwarded your information to Richard and he’ll add you to the email roster for the hangouts. We’re currently suspending text chats as we work to release a new project. Our next meeting is on Sunday night, US time. If you can, please bring a short topic to the discussion. It can be something your curious about, a question, a video, an article, anything. I should be attending, so I’ll see you there. All details will be in the email.