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Game Designer: Jonathan Blow

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Seemingly over night, Jonathan Blow has become a household name. Well, at least in households that consist of all gamers. But the truth is, Jonathan Blow has been making noise in gaming circles for some time now. In fact, he’s been on Wikipedia since February of 2006 so that must mean something.

For those who don’t know, Jonathan Blow is the man behind the recent Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) hit Braid. Braid is a two-dimensional puzzle/platformer game with watercolor-esque graphics where the goal is to control time to solve puzzles. It’s one of those games that needs to be seen to fully understand.

The point of this post is not to talk about Braid though—I want to talk about Blow, the designer. (more…)

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