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What is a megagame?

John Mizon has put together a very useful video on “what is a megagame?,” in which he explores the player interaction, immersion, and emergent gameplay that characterize the genre. It even features a few seconds from our own recent War in Binni game!

You’ll find more of John’s megagame videos here. A great deal of insight into designing and running a megagame can also be found at Jim Wallman’s No Game Survives blog.

2 responses to “What is a megagame?

  1. Peter Perla 15/03/2017 at 2:21 pm

    The megagame has made something of a splash among hobby games at PaxEast with The World Turned Upside Down by Ironmark Games. It is set at the epochof the American Revolution with players represening the colonies and the crown. There is a 50+ minute video on You Tube by gamer media personality Tom Vasel (head man of the Dice Tower podcast network). Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to post a link to it. Search for Dice Tower and the game title. The vido was posted 13 March.

  2. Rex Brynen 15/03/2017 at 2:22 pm

    I’ll have a look!

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