Friday, 15 August 2014

#BoardGamersAsk REVAMP

When I started #boardgamersask some time ago, I knew I wanted it to be a way of the twittering board game community to be able to ask questions of gaming insiders. I really struggled to find a format that I was happy with, because each had its pros and cons. 

I ended up plumping for the live format. This has worked quite well, but not only has it had its drawback, it has also been one of the more stressful things I done in my quest to help the gaming industry grow to the size it should be. The limits of the format have started to become more apparent and so after a lot of thought I am changing it!
So what is going to happen now? 

Well we are still going to have awesome guests (see below), and they are still going to answer your questions. The main difference is that it is no longer going to be live. You are going to submit your questions at any point over the 4 days after the guest has been announced, then our guest is going to answer the best question in full here on the blog. The main bonus to this change is that more people will be able to take part and ask question and that the answers will be longer than 140 characters!

Guest of the week!
I am really excited to announce that our first guest to use this new format is Games Graphic Designer Peter Wocken!

Peter in his own words:

"I am a freelance game graphics designer and artist. I have a decade of experience working in the art and design field with such notable companies as Plaid Hat Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Floodgate Games, Best Buy, Motorola, and Polaris. I was professionally trained at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with a BFA in Illustration.

I have spent the last few years honing my craft of game marketing and graphic design, working on licenses such as BioShock Infinite, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Gallactica, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40K, StarCraft and many others.

I keep a strong pulse on the gaming and technology industry via the latest blogs and podcasts from some of the best in the field. I love learning new things whether it be about a new game release, the fifth way to do something in photoshop, or new trends that are shaping the digital and board gaming industries.

I love game graphic design and enjoy creating graphics, which not only look good, but are intuitive to the player. I stopped counting the number of games I’ve played, it’s a lot. What can I say, I’m a geek, with no apologies. I love what I do and am always excited to hear about new projects."

What to do now?
If you have questions for Peter, about games he has worked on, graphic design for games in general or anything else, just use #BoardGamersAsk
Your questions will be sent to him next week!

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Thanks for adding to the conversation on Ministry of Board Games ;-)