October 9, 2012
My favourite social game that I'm playing right now would be Outernauts, from Insomniac Games and EA. As a person who is rooted more in 'traditional' games, Outernauts provided a pleasant balance of social mechanics and interaction with it's Pokemon-reminiscent battle system and exploration. Although only one of my Facebook friends (also a game designer) played at length with me, it was a good experience overall, and felt more immediately engaging than some of the other social games I was first introduced to. Aside from Outernauts, I am also currently playing Marvel Avengers Alliance, and The Sims Social.
My name is Herbert Schmidt. I'm a graduate of A.I.V.'s Game At & Design program, and am pursuing a career as a technical designer for game development. I look forward to meeting and discussing with others in the industry.
Though smaller than usual, it was a nice intimate night of drinks and discussion. Had a lot of fun!