We're Thorny Games, an award-winning analog game studio out of Berkeley, CA.
We make immersive games that help people build worlds together. Play is an ancient and intimate way to share stories. In big and small ways, we believe games can help us taste possible futures, connect with others, and come to know ourselves better. Much of our work centers on the innate power and playfulness of language; we make games that help people see new things about identity and culture through how we communicate. Our background lives at the intersection of design, math and linguistics. We stuff this energy into making compelling games that are affecting, persuasive and fun.
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We're always eager to spread the good word of play — be it for tabletop, language, RPG or larp. Here's a taste:
▪ Living Games 2018: Keynote
▪ 2018 Full Indie Summit: Language in Games
▪ Indiecade 2017: Language Game Design Microtalk
▪ Metatopia 2017. Game Evolution: The Process Of Design Iteration with Jason Morningstar
▪ 2016 GenCon Industry Insiders. Panels given include: Language and Games, Designing with Empathy, Gaming & Community, Improv for Roleplaying, Beyond Combat