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Master Builder game video for Valley Games

By sconway - Posted on 22 March 2011

For those interested, I just posted my latest demonstration video for Valley Games: Master Builder.

Master Builder - Board Game of Medieval Construction from Stephen Conway on Vimeo.

I sat down and watched both this and your Crows video and wanted to pass on some comments.

Overall I thought they were well done, perhaps a bit slow at times, but averall 10ish minutes is not unreasonable for a game explination.  The explinations were well constructed and I have a reasonable feeling for the game flow.  Not supprising considering "The List" segments are thourough enough for this.

My one critisim is the reppetition of "action".  I couldn't quite place it in the Master Builder video, but it hit me hard in the Crows video.  The "rise" of the tree tiles in the exact same fasion for tree tiles with 1, 2, 3 and 0 crows was ne of those moments.  And then to repeat the sequence later....  Perhaps if they had moved onto the screen in a different manner, one rising, another decending from the top, another swinging on in a pendulium motion. 

The only other thing I noticed was more stylistic.  There was nothing to tie these togther even though it's the same "production company" and the sameGame Publisher.  Yes your voice is there, but this is video and there's no visual tie.


Look forward to more in the future.

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Thanks for the comments.

One item of note worth mentioning. Aesthetically each game presentation is meant to stand alone and tell its own story, so there isn't any attempt or intention to make them tie together in this manner.

    Stephen, I had the chance to watch both of these today. Liked the one for MB much better. Crows, just seemed a bit slow and repetative. Liked the various incarnations of you in each worker's garb. The MB one actually made me look into the game more, while Crows, just left me feeling so-so on the game and I did not feel the need to investigate further.

   Perhaps that is the result of the game, not so much your video. I really enjoy your style and dialogue, and it certainly easy to follow and clear and precise on the instructions. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more.


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