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Martin Hollis on Monopoly | Hard Consonant
"My challenge to you is as follows. Design a game which is appealing to play, which will go on to be a huge commercial success and yet illustrates through its systems the abject and total horror, the inhumanity, the alienation, the banality, the evil, and the hell-on-earth of a socio-political practise taken to extreme. The game must be named honestly. It must be easy to learn. It must be a game for all the family." As expected, this is great, but of course it is, because Martin is great. More to the point: it's shrewd and useful. (And: excellent nous from Cara to pick up this piece from someone who clearly could become a major games journalism talent. Please keep commissioning this "Martin Hollis")
boardgames  design  games  martinhollis  systems  capitalism  monopoly 
may 2013 by infovore
Gamasutra - Features - From Me to Wii: Martin Hollis' Journey
Simon Parkin interviews Martin Hollis. As with much of what Martin says, it is gentle, readable, and dotted with nuggets of purest gold. And the word "teleportage". Martin's a lovely, lovely chap, and he really, really knows his stuff; reading this should convince you of that.
martinhollis  simonparkin  gamasutra  interview  bonsaibarber  games  design  programming 
august 2009 by infovore

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