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About Maxx Golbraykh

Video game fan and indie developer. I love discussing game theory, design, mechanics and anything tangentially game related. Currently working on #HappyChess.
Latest Posts | By Maxx Golbraykh
Is Video Game Power Fantasy a Myth?
3 months ago

Is Video Game Power Fantasy a Myth?

What is “power fantasy”? Is it a made up term to attribute false motivations for enjoying games? TL;DR: yes.
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Is Gaming Journalism Dead?
5 months ago

Is Gaming Journalism Dead?

Why do we care so much about “professional” opinions?
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Time and Gravity Puzzles: Exploring the Mechanics of Redactem
5 months ago

Time and Gravity Puzzles: Exploring the Mechanics of Redactem

Redactem is an indie puzzle game with gravity and time rewind puzzle mechanics.
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Why Difficulty Settings Are Bad Design: The Fallout
7 months ago

Why Difficulty Settings Are Bad Design: The Fallout

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about difficulty settings in video games being bad design, and oh boy, were people upset!
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