Sneak Peek: The Mysteries of Alchemy

When Jachin of Modern Treasure Hunt contacted us to beta test a few of his puzzles, we were so excited! We knew him through the community of puzzle lovers and designers and from our interactions with him, we expected something wonderful because of this passion for game design – and he did not disappoint. The… Read more →

Hawthorne Effect In Play Testing: Game Design Diaries

Let’s jump right in: The Hawthorne Effect causes people to behave differently when they know they’re being observed. A Little History The Hawthorne Effect was named after a study at an electric plant, Hawthorne Works, in the early 1920s. Researchers wanted to determine how lighting impacted productivity and found that all lighting changes increased productivity…. Read more →