5 Lessons In Fatherhood From The Video Game Journey

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The video game Journey by ThatGameCompany is one of the most amazing video games that I have ever played… and you can trust me, I have played thousands of different video games.

At its heart, the video game is a metaphor for the Hero’s Journey framework that many narratives capture, both ancient and modern. The call to adventure, a challenge or ordeal, transformation, and the hero’s return. It’s the story of Homer’s Odyssey, Lord of the Rings, Star … Continue reading

Why You Must Pursue Your Own Path In The Journey Of Life

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The video game Journey from Thatgamecompany was released with the support of Sony Santa Monica. It has quickly become one of my favorite games.

Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.

While in the desert area of Journey, I encountered another player. I watched as they ran off, and the speed and intention … Continue reading

Podcast EP 17 Kellee Santiago Are Video Games Art?

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Kellee Santiago is the Developers’ Best Friend at OUYA. She has spoken at universities and conferences around the world on game design, production, and entrepreneurship, and most famously engaged film critic Roger Ebert in a discussion on the topic: “Are video games art?” with her TEDxUSC talk on the subject, and she was named one of the Top 10 Innovators to Watch by Variety magazine, and was one of The Ten Most Influential Women in Games of the Decade on Kotaku.com. In 2011 she was named as one of the top 100 most influential women in technology by Fast Company.

 

In this interview, Kellee Talks about:

  • How technology has changed the way we interact with games
  • The importance of developing yourself
  • Are video games art?
  • The role of flow theory in game development and in life
  • Emotions in video games
  • How failure in one project can lead to greater success in the next
  • …and more!

You can follow Kellee’s work on her website HERE – http://kelleesantiago.com/

Mentioned in the Podcast:

Journey Collector’s Edition (Includes flOw, Flower, and Journey)

OUYA https://www.ouya.tv/

A great summary resource on Flow Theory in Games, found in Jenova Chen’s thesis – HERE

Interview with Patrick Stafford

View Kellee Santiago’s TEDx:

Podcast EP 13 – Interview with Patrick Stafford

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Patrick Stafford is a Digital Producer for PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and he runs the Digital Pulse website – a blog and publication with analysis and commentary on technology and digital news and trends. Prior to PwC, he was the Deputy Editor of SmartCompany – the largest online publication for SMEs in Australia.

Additionally he is a freelance journalist, mostly working in the videogames and entertainment space, with occasional wanderings into religion. His work has appeared in various publications including The Atlantic, Polygon, Christianity Today, EDGE, Eurogamer, Hyper, PC PowerPlay and Kotaku.

In 2014, He won the “Lizzie” Australian IT Journalism Award for Best Gaming Journalist.

He also wrote a book about long-distance relationships. Check it out on Amazon. Epic Long Distance: The Beginner’s Guide to Long-Distance Love.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • How lessons learned from video games can help you get ahead in your career
  • Video Games and accelerated learning
  • Advice to writers and aspiring journalists
  • The game Journey as allegamy for life & workplace communication
  • Why you need a personal brand

Check out more of Patrick’s work:

His website: http://pdstafford.com/

The Crafting Podcast

Follow Patrick on Twitter

Mentions:

Gary Vaynerchuck – https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

Callie Schweitzer – http://www.callieschweitzer.com/

Games that Patrick is Playing

Mario Kart 8

Stickets

 

Show Music

Awesome intro and outtro music from FantomenK

“Playing with Power” Used with Permission from the artist.