On the Meaning of Alice in Bomberland

Dec 25, 2009

Alice in Bomberland is a videogame for iPhone and iPod Touch that I developed along with a team of supporting artists, published by Sonic Boom. I wrote a lengthy essay on the meaning and design of Alice for my admissions essay to Georgia Tech’s Digital Media program. It’s available online both as a print-ready PDF and in HTML with extra in-document links.

(Originally posted as GameDevLessons.com Vol. 9 Sec. 3)

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