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New Content! Geoff interviews Eric Janszen, the CEO of VirZoom.

VirZoom makes a Virtual Reality exercise bike, that interfaces with all the major VR platforms, and uses games to keep people exercising. What lessons have they learned about gaming and engagement?

Duration 25:39

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_150_-_Virzoom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Changes! We bid a fond farewell to Mike, and a big hello to Gil!

Duration: 1:25:22

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

New content! Geoff interviews Rogelio Cardona-Rivera, a researcher at North Carolina State, about Procedural Narrative Generation - systems that can create and manipulate story structure in a game on the fly. 

For more information, please check out http://rogel.io and http://storygen.org

Duration: 32:58

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_149_-_Procedural_Narrative_Generation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Mike and Geoff are pleased to welcome Justin Jacobson from Restoration Games, to talk about what they've learned from bringing older games back for a modern audience.

Duration: 1:01:35

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this classic GameTek, Geoff looks at games that help improve teamwork.

Duration: 05:41

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_148_Teamwork.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT