Game Design Unboxed 002: Tiny Towns with Peter McPherson

In episode 2 of Game Design Unboxed: Inspiration to Publication Danielle, Ben, and Denice talk with Peter McPherson on his first published game, Tiny Towns from AEG.

The game was initially inspired by games like Minecraft with a spatial mechanic that is easy to understand but hard to master. Tiny Towns quickly shot up in popularity being one of the most sought after games in 2019. It was up for many of the biggest gaming awards such as the Mensa Award, Spiel der Spiele Hit für Familien, Golden Geek, and others! Peter talks about the success of the game and the creation of two expansions that add more depth, and the decision to take on a co-designer for developing these and other future expansions. New designers and hobbyists can enjoy his views on designing digitally in this COVID age.

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Peter McPherson – Guest

Danielle Reynolds – Host

Ben Moy – Host

Denice – Host

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