Warren Spector’s Favorite Games In GGE Widget

Recently Warren Spector blogged about his favorite games and then reblogged the article to add in the overlooked M.U.L.E. His article was just type, so I thought it would be an interesting experiment to put the list into a Great Games Experiment Flash widget. Here are the results:


GGE has not had much love in the past year due to the GarageGames web team rightfully working on Instant Action, but I still think it is an awesome piece of web development. I think it has the best profile for game developers on the net. Even though I will no longer be with GarageGames, I hope GGE continues to grow.

-Jeff Tunnell, Game Maker

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    Woohoo!. I just got the Disqus comment system working.

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    Woohoo!. I just got the Disqus comment system working.

  • Novack

    [Ok Jeff, answering your call, and comenting!]

    Yes indeed, GGE its kind of needing love, and although I agree in the good idea it represents, we know a community portal cannot be throwed there and hope to work. It needs constant care. Maybe at some point GGE can be included into the new paradigm, and work in tandem with IA!

    [Ok, lets see what happend onPost() now… :) ]

  • Novack

    [Ok Jeff, answering your call, and comenting!]

    Yes indeed, GGE its kind of needing love, and although I agree in the good idea it represents, we know a community portal cannot be throwed there and hope to work. It needs constant care. Maybe at some point GGE can be included into the new paradigm, and work in tandem with IA!

    [Ok, lets see what happend onPost() now… :) ]

  • http://www.gnomeetech.com David Wyand

    Hey Jeff.

    Just popped by to test your comment system…

    Also it looks like the GGE list above is not showing on this PC. IE6 SP2, WinXP MCE SP2.

    - LightWave Dave

  • http://www.gnomeetech.com David Wyand

    Hey Jeff.

    Just popped by to test your comment system…

    Also it looks like the GGE list above is not showing on this PC. IE6 SP2, WinXP MCE SP2.

    - LightWave Dave

    • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

      Thanks for coming by. Hmmm. I never use IE. I'll talk to Sean about this. Maybe he knows something.

  • David Blake

    Answering the call as well!

    Not-so-strangely, Warren's list is eerily similar to my own.

    I would love to see GGE take off more. I loved the concept of it and its execution. I just wish that priorities hadn't shifted away from it. It's one of the cleaner social networking sites I've been involved with.

  • David Blake

    Answering the call as well!

    Not-so-strangely, Warren's list is eerily similar to my own.

    I would love to see GGE take off more. I loved the concept of it and its execution. I just wish that priorities hadn't shifted away from it. It's one of the cleaner social networking sites I've been involved with.

  • Eastbeast314

    Mmm, can't wait for more content now that we can comment ;)

  • Eastbeast314

    Mmm, can't wait for more content now that we can comment ;)

    • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

      Hey, Tom. Send me an email. I would love to catch up with you again.

  • Britton

    Hello Jeff! Great new site you have here! I followed the links from your blog on Garage Games.

    I'd like to stir the pot a bit and give you an idea, a bit of history can be a big help to the community you are building here.

    Can you take the time to write your “Memoirs of a Game Developer,” a sort of brief history of you and the Saga that is Jeff. Take us from Dynamix, Sierra, Vivendi and Garagae Games?

    I'd like some numbers if possible. How much did Dynamix sell for? Was it a good move? Fill us in! Your history could chronicle the future of many new game developers, and is worth a great deal.

  • Britton

    Hello Jeff! Great new site you have here! I followed the links from your blog on Garage Games.

    I'd like to stir the pot a bit and give you an idea, a bit of history can be a big help to the community you are building here.

    Can you take the time to write your “Memoirs of a Game Developer,” a sort of brief history of you and the Saga that is Jeff. Take us from Dynamix, Sierra, Vivendi and Garagae Games?

    I'd like some numbers if possible. How much did Dynamix sell for? Was it a good move? Fill us in! Your history could chronicle the future of many new game developers, and is worth a great deal.

    • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

      Britton! Awesome idea. I have actually kind of started some of that in my About section. I just need to finish it. I would have no problem revealing some of the numbers.

  • http://www.gamedev.net Drew "Gaiiden" Sikora

    Yea, I too am hoping for more GGE developments in the future. People are still creating accounts – I check it everyday to see if anyone I know has joined up and I always see new people joining up. Not so many games are being added anymore (if GTA4 isn't added yet, you know there's a bit of a lag :P) and the community as a whole seems to have gone stagnant. Still, the potential remains IMO for a great community site if GG starts putting work into it again.

  • http://www.gamedev.net Drew "Gaiiden" Sikora

    Yea, I too am hoping for more GGE developments in the future. People are still creating accounts – I check it everyday to see if anyone I know has joined up and I always see new people joining up. Not so many games are being added anymore (if GTA4 isn't added yet, you know there's a bit of a lag :P) and the community as a whole seems to have gone stagnant. Still, the potential remains IMO for a great community site if GG starts putting work into it again.

    • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

      I know they are starting to work on GGE again and have some big plans. I hope it works out. The developer profile is better than anything on the net. Having a full time editor making sure all the latest games are in there would be in inexpensive way to make sure everything is up to date.

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    Thanks for coming by. Hmmm. I never use IE. I'll talk to Sean about this. Maybe he knows something.

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    Hey, Tom. Send me an email. I would love to catch up with you again.

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    Britton! Awesome idea. I have actually kind of started some of that in my About section. I just need to finish it. I would have no problem revealing some of the numbers.

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    I know they are starting to work on GGE again and have some big plans. I hope it works out. The developer profile is better than anything on the net. Having a full time editor making sure all the latest games are in there would be in inexpensive way to make sure everything is up to date.

  • Jeremy Alessi

    Can't wait to see what the future holds!

  • Jeremy Alessi

    Can't wait to see what the future holds!

  • EricElwell

    Hey Jeff,

    Just read your .plan on the ole GG site. As far as GGE, it was a great idea I think, though somewhere there seemed to be a disconnect. It was alive and kicking for a few months and just seemed to peter out. I dig the widgets, but personally I don't have much reason to pimp which games I like aside from casual fun. It has been a little useful for myself as a contractor, but I suppose the “gun for hire” mentality doesn't mesh all too well with the indie community.

    The spam thing.. I have a simple written math question script on my site, which does a good job of blocking.. only it blocks some people too. hah!

    I look forward to seeing your new business develop, I don't know much about where you're headed. I suppose you've blogged about it, but I haven't had much time to sit down and read lately. Building a business, especially in the creative field, has been something weighing heavy on my mind for the past 2 years.

    On a side: I'm on the tail end of a project right now which I think will be a pretty cool game. I'll shoot you a link when it goes open beta.

  • EricElwell

    Hey Jeff,

    Just read your .plan on the ole GG site. As far as GGE, it was a great idea I think, though somewhere there seemed to be a disconnect. It was alive and kicking for a few months and just seemed to peter out. I dig the widgets, but personally I don't have much reason to pimp which games I like aside from casual fun. It has been a little useful for myself as a contractor, but I suppose the “gun for hire” mentality doesn't mesh all too well with the indie community.

    The spam thing.. I have a simple written math question script on my site, which does a good job of blocking.. only it blocks some people too. hah!

    I look forward to seeing your new business develop, I don't know much about where you're headed. I suppose you've blogged about it, but I haven't had much time to sit down and read lately. Building a business, especially in the creative field, has been something weighing heavy on my mind for the past 2 years.

    On a side: I'm on the tail end of a project right now which I think will be a pretty cool game. I'll shoot you a link when it goes open beta.

    • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

      Actually Eric, those game lists on GGE could actually help you as a “hired gun”. You could use them as an embed on your site and other social sites to tell people what games you have worked on, you can use them to instantly tell prospective team members what kinds of games you like. It all links back to the GGE developer profile page, which is still very good at showing teams you worked with, mini postmortems on the projects you worked on, etc. It takes no time, and gets your Google juice going back to your site. Anyway, just some thought.

      Hey, I look forward to seeing what you have going and working with you again.

  • Tim Aste

    Checking out the comment system, very cool!

  • Tim Aste

    Checking out the comment system, very cool!

  • http://www.makeitbigingames.com Jeff Tunnell

    Actually Eric, those game lists on GGE could actually help you as a “hired gun”. You could use them as an embed on your site and other social sites to tell people what games you have worked on, you can use them to instantly tell prospective team members what kinds of games you like. It all links back to the GGE developer profile page, which is still very good at showing teams you worked with, mini postmortems on the projects you worked on, etc. It takes no time, and gets your Google juice going back to your site. Anyway, just some thought.

    Hey, I look forward to seeing what you have going and working with you again.

  • http://www.sullisnack.com Sean Sullivan

    I love those gamelist widgets. It was a lot of fun to build that functionality and awesome to see one in the wild again!

  • http://www.sullisnack.com Sean Sullivan

    I love those gamelist widgets. It was a lot of fun to build that functionality and awesome to see one in the wild again!