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Aerjen
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Update/Edit

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This list has been replaced by the one that's described in the sticky on the frontpage (http://bgdf.com/node/13506) and is now no longer updated here. Hope you'll all submit or resubmit to the new list

Cheers,

Aerjen

Kroz1776
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Why doesn't this exsist?

Aerjen wrote:
Hi fellow designers,

I was just wondering whether there's a list of all games that got published (either self published or through a company) by the members of the BGDF community. I think it would be very inspiring if a resource like that exists.

Cheers,

Aerjen


I didn't even think about this...why does this not exist? I'm also curious as to the "stats" of these published games. How many exist of each genre and that sort of thing!

Lofwyr
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Project 2501

Certainly an interesting question. I wouldn't mind seeing who has created what!

I got picked up almost a year ago by a game company and signed a contract for a tabletop war-game I wrote. The process of working on, completing, and editing the product is still under-way. I can tell you, as I travel through this experience, the amount of work required for a product of commercial quality is daunting and MY vision for the game has become OUR (myself and the companies) vision for the game. While I was resistant to some of the demands placed on me initially I have to come to accept and embrace these new ideas and responsibilities.

I love every step of this journey.

E

melx
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altough I have bigger board

altough I have bigger board game projects (prototypes) as well I prefer card games or simplier board games much more of their quicker process of prototyping and playtesting.

Now I have some published games even with bigger publishers:
- Alles Käse! by ABACUSSPIELE (The publisher with multiple Spiel des jahres winnings including 2013)
- Food Chain by Brain Games from Latvia who has done good work - f.e. now the game is published by Dino Toys the biggest Chezh game publisher. (this is the game I started here and the first entry at BGDF is dated 05.04.2009 http://www.bgdf.com/node/1248
- Om Nom Nom by Brain Games - I will present this game at Essen this year

saiyanslayer
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Awesome

It's great to hear from both of you. It's inspiring to see you guys doing what you love. I'd love to hear your game design playtesting methodology if you guys have posted it before.

McTeddy
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I don't know if I technically

I don't know if I technically count, but I'm the designer of DVG's upcoming "Cards of Cthulhu" and I'm working with Victory Point on an unannounced game.

I happened to sign up here the night before DVG posted that they were looking for games... so technically I was a member before my first game was published.

limalima
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Nice!

I backed "Cards of Cthulhu" on KickStarter. Nice game design.

A list would be awesome! Someone could create a list under game journals and everyone can reply by adding their games to the post. Would be great to see!

Aerjen
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Done!

Hi limalima,

Thanks for the suggestion. I decided to create a clearly formatted and simple list here: http://www.bgdf.com/node/13367

Cheers,

Aerjen

limalima
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Thanks

Thanks Aerjen,

Can't wait to see the list get filled up!

pelle
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What is published,

What is published, self-published vs not publishedd, really? I guess technically as soon as you put files for print'n'play online somewhere (free or not) the game has been (self-)published, and I would prefer that definition.

(Text edited to remove some potentially un-nice ranting.)

Aerjen
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Simplicity

Hi Pelle,

I prefer simplicity and for me published means exactly what you just mentioned.

In case someone would like some examples, here are different forms that I count (non exhaustive list):

  • A publisher bought and published your game
  • Published through print & play
  • Self published through a website, Kickstarter, etc...
  • Publication in a magazine
  • etc...

Thanks for adding some extra clarity to this list. The designers that added their games to the Journal (http://www.bgdf.com/node/13367) have already been inspiring to me, so I hope more people add their games to the list as well.

Cheers,

Aerjen

Kroz1776
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Pin?

I think this should be pinned and the OP should edit his initial post to put a link to the list. That way all people who come can find this thread and it will lead them to the list to help it grow!

Aerjen
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Edited & would love a pin

Hi Kroz1776,

Good thinking! I edited the initial post, although I don't know how/if it's possible to ask for a pin.

Cheers,

Aerjen

Kroz1776
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You can ask :)

You can ask, it's whether the request is granted or not that is in question. Pinning it would be a morale booster in my opinion. (Well going to the journal and seeing all the people that have been published would be)

gameogami
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The first game published by

The first game published by Game-O-Gami, with more on the way, is:

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! (2013)

:)

Aerjen
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Ruling

Hi Game-O-Gami,

Thanks for contributing to the list and oh, I think your KS ruled ;)

Aerjen
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Count

So far, the list: http://www.bgdf.com/node/13367 contains 10 game designers and a total of 28 games, who's going to bring the count to 30... or 50 :P

Kroz1776
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Great Review Too!

Aerjen wrote:
Hi Game-O-Gami,

Thanks for contributing to the list and oh, I think your KS ruled ;)

He also got a great review from Tom Vassel on the Dice Tower! I must admit the game looks like a very fast and fun game. It reminds me of another game called Sleeping Queens which is another very fun game.

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Kroz1776 wrote:Aerjen

Kroz1776 wrote:
Aerjen wrote:
Hi Game-O-Gami,

Thanks for contributing to the list and oh, I think your KS ruled ;)

He also got a great review from Tom Vassel on the Dice Tower! I must admit the game looks like a very fast and fun game. It reminds me of another game called Sleeping Queens which is another very fun game.

Thanks for the love, guys! :) I'll have to try out Sleeping Queens, sounds like a fairy-tale theme, which I really like.

Kroz1776
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Cat Queen is the Best!

gameogami wrote:
Thanks for the love, guys! :) I'll have to try out Sleeping Queens, sounds like a fairy-tale theme, which I really like.

The artwork is cute and the game is very simple and fun and was invented by a six year old who couldn't fall asleep.

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Aerjen wrote:So far, the

Aerjen wrote:
So far, the list: http://www.bgdf.com/node/13367 contains 10 game designers and a total of 28 games, who's going to bring the count to 30... or 50 :P

I added mine so we are over 30 now.

Aerjen
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Almost reached 40

Woohoo, thanks Dralius, that brings us to 36 games! Can we get to 40 today?

Aerjen
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Wow!

Wow, didn't see sedjtroll's additions to the list yet. This got us up to 50 games :)

Need to focus a bit on other work, but I'll format sedjtroll's games to match the list format and will probably add them tomorrow.

richdurham
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Let's do this

I do have overlord powers, and I think it wouldn't be an abuse of them to make the games list a pinned thread. However, I might ask that there is more division in the list - breaking it up by publisher rather than user. There's not "spreadsheet" function on BGDF, but this list would be great for a google spreadsheet that could then be embedded in the post here.

Here's a link explaining how to do this From a random site on the internet.

I'll actually do this myself, if you give me permission, Aerjen.

There reason I see to put it on a spreadsheet ordered a bit differently is so people coming to the list for various reasons (perhaps new to BGDF and wishing to see our street-cred, or other community members looking for help dealing with a particular publisher, etc) can find the info more easily (particularly when it comes to game that are picked up by publishers versus games that are PNP).

limalima
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Cool!

My daughter absolutely loves Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!! She requests to play it every weekend since we got it about a month a half ago. She loves the art and it is great seeing her get into a game.

Great Job!!

Luis

Kroz1776
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Yay!

richdurham wrote:
I do have overlord powers, and I think it wouldn't be an abuse of them to make the games list a pinned thread.

Our desperate pleas of mercey made it to the ears of one of our great and dear overlord's (may his name live on forever).

On a more serious note, this makes sense. Not only does it help with streetcred but it also is a source of confidence showing that, yes people from here do get published without self publishing or PnP.

Aerjen
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Dear Overlord

Dear Overlord,

I'm ever so grateful that you grace us with your presence and have heard our pleas :)

I think having it link to a Google Spreadsheet is perfect. What I would like to suggest is instead of changing the format just adding it as another worksheet. Having one ordered by games per designer and one ordered per publisher could serve different goals. Naturally, you could do this using filters. The downside to that is that I think you then need to give people the ability to edit, which (because of bots and trolls) I wouldn't be too much of a fan of. What do you think?

Dralius
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Aerjen wrote:Dear

Aerjen wrote:
Dear Overlord,

I'm ever so grateful that you grace us with your presence and have heard our pleas :)

I think having it link to a Google Spreadsheet is perfect. What I would like to suggest is instead of changing the format just adding it as another worksheet. Having one ordered by games per designer and one ordered per publisher could serve different goals. Naturally, you could do this using filters. The downside to that is that I think you then need to give people the ability to edit, which (because of bots and trolls) I wouldn't be too much of a fan of. What do you think?

The overload is out right now.

If you want someing that everyone can edit how about a Wiki?

Aerjen
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Out or In?

Hi Dralius,

I thought richdurham actually did lay claim to overlord powers yesterday? Also, I'm actually saying that I don't want something that everyone can edit.

Cheers,

Aerjen

richdurham
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In again

Fortunately you can embed a google doc right into a blog entry with an HTML snippet, and you can set it to be un-editable. Aerjen is right that a filter (ie a quick click on the "designer" or "publisher" heading in the spreadsheet) would let viewers sort the data as they see fit.

I don't believe a wiki has either the benefit of filtering or locking access to editing it.

richdurham
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Test spreadsheet

Here's a quick test of embedding a spreadsheet. First I set Sharing to "Anyone who has the LINK can VIEW." I then copied the link they gave , and pasted it here. No need to do "Publish to Web" from the file menu. Here in BGDF I used the input format as Full HTML.

There is a form function to allow users to submit their games individually, and I am looking in to the ability to view it as a "list" which has sortable headings.

This link goes right to the LIST VIEW, with content generated by a form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AoRIU-_prZT9dFlYck1xQ2ZVMzFy...

The form link is here if anyone else wants to mess with this example:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qzgqfpNFZ3O_4Sgt3zfijU1jxD-Q84bue4g9NKw...

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